Deep hopelessness and a terrible despair seized these children, as there is nowhere to expect any support! There are five little children: Anna-Maria is 12; Roma is 10; Luka is 9; Lasha is 4; Elena is only 2. The children know from their own experience what it means to go to bed hungry, to walk barefoot because they have no shoes and to live in a damp room with wind blowing through the windows!
The family lives in Kutaisi in an apartment with leaky windows. Some walls are "protected from the cold" with cardboard and old shabby blankets. This dilapidated apartment has absolutely no amenities. The roof is leaking; the walls are stripped; the floor is concrete; it is damp; there are no glasses in the windows, and instead of glass there is cellophane. This apartment has not been repaired for 30 years. We are very poor people and there are is no money even for cosmetic repairs.
The seven of them sleep on three broken beds from a landfill, and dine at a dilapidated table with peeling paint! The family has are only three chairs, which were thrown away by somebody!
The elder children often have to miss school due to the lack of simple shoes when it rains or when the weather is bad.
Have a look at the photos! They cannot be described with words... You will see for yourself the horrible conditions of the large family!
The Gevorkian family is very pious; the parents believe that if the Lord has given them the children, He will help them to keep afloat and raise them as worthy citizens of their country, and good and compassionate people will surely come to help!
Hripsik Gevorkian, mother of five children, told us about her hard life:
– Hripsik, where do you take money for living?
Hripsik Gevorkian: Social allowance is all we have! It is hardly enough for simple products: instant noodles, bread, cheap pasta, potatoes... And for electricity bills. Very rarely they can afford buying candies for children…
My husband is a handyman, but he cannot find a permanent job. When some hard work turns up at a construction site or at a private person, then we have a real holiday. For us it is like the New Year and all the holidays. We can even afford one chicken…
– How do children tolerate such dampness?
Hripsik Gevorkian: In winter they are often sick as we have no money to buy a heating device. 6 years ago, a 4-month-old child died of pneumonia. This was the biggest tragedy in my life and I told myself that I would definitely give birth again, because children are angels on earth and without them our existence does not make sense.
– Do the authorities help you?
Hripsik Gevorkian: The municipality gives us 150 lari per month for medicines. But when I applied for the repair of the roof and installation of new windows, they refused and said that the budget does not provide for such a service. As for the Deputy, I didn't ask him for the help.
– What are you dreaming about?
Hripsik Gevorkian: My most cherished dream was to have many children; I am grateful to the Lord for this and always thankfully pray for His glory! Now I dream that they do not starve, have clothes, normal living conditions and the opportunity to learn!
– Children, what do you dream about and who do you want to become?
Anna-Maria (12 years old): I want to become a doctor, a children's doctor. Well, if we talk about the dream, the dream of a laptop…
Roma (10 years old): I really need clothes! And shoes. Let it be big, I will be able to wear it for several years! And when I become a policeman my family will have everything!
Luka (9 years old): I want to be a policeman too... or a soldier... I want to have new shoes.
Lasha (4 years old): I want a toy and a police car, also a toy…
At the moment, the situation of the Gevorkian family is catastrophic: the tiny allowance is too small for the socially vulnerable family! They are in dire need of any help: food, hygiene products, medicines for children, firewood, children's clothing, shoes and bed linen!
Good people are their last hope! You, who are sensitive to other people's pain and suffering, are the only hope!
“There are people who make a terrible sin, posting the following words on our page: "why did she give birth, if she had no money?" Our answer is – because God wanted it to be so! To make his angels on earth more numerous, and to make us show our Christian qualities: love and compassion!” (Leonid Chernovetskyi)
You can personally visit this family and provide assistance. The children and their parents will be merely happy! This is their address: Kutaisi, 205 Tabukashvili St., apt. 63, tel.: 568831140.
And if you have no time to visit them you can transfer money to our Fund account: GE15TB7194336080100003 or GE64BG0000000470458000 (purpose: Gevorkian family). You can also transfer money from our website. We report for each spent tetri in detail in the next post about this family!
Help the needy, give them warmth, hope and thus extend their life!