These unfortunate Georgian children are searching for remnants of past happiness amidst ashes and mud! In just 10 minutes, they became homeless!
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"On November 22nd, I left for school from my beloved home, and while I was studying there, I turned into a homeless person. When I returned, everyone was crying, there was a lot of smoke, the house was burning, and I thought I became an orphan," tells us 10-year-old Nodiko as he digs in the ashes, searching for something that survived from the burned-down house.
In the ashes, you can find remnants of a happy childhood
Nodiko (10 years old): I found parts of my toy car here. I used to have a computer too, but I can't even find a tiny piece of it. My mom says that if it weren't for Tamara, my older sister, I would be searching for my mom's bones here. Just the thought makes my heart race. It's so scary!
- Oh, you're telling me such horrors!
Nodiko: Yes, many days have passed, but my mom, remembering that dreadful day, starts crying.
“The children could have burned in the fire, but God saved them!”
- Irma, how would you describe that day when you lost your home and almost lost your lives?
Irma: November 22nd! That day was absolutely horrific and will be etched in my memory forever. Nodiko was at school, while Tamara and Barbara were at home. Suddenly, sparks started flying out of the stove, one landed on the couch, and I covered it with a blanket, thinking I had extinguished it. But within seconds, boom! The wood-burning stove exploded, and flames began engulfing everything around, the couch, the beds, the fire was creeping up the walls—I was just watching it all! I saw my children manage to escape outside, but I couldn't move, I was paralyzed with fear. The fire surrounded me. I could feel myself burning, but I couldn't do anything! I heard my children shouting from the yard, "Mom, mom, you'll die, come out!" Tears were streaming down my face, but I couldn't take a single step. Thanks to my daughter Tamara, who bravely decided to return to the burning house, I am alive today.
- What do you think saved you from a painful death?
Irma: I believe it was the courage and determination of my daughter Tamara. I still can't understand where she found the strength and dared to save me. Despite the danger, she gave me a chance to survive.
Tamara (12-year-old): When I imagined that my mom could burn and how much pain she would endure, despite being very scared, I ran into the house and pushed her out of that cursed room. And as soon as we got out, the old television exploded with a terrible crash, and the glass and metal embedded themselves in the walls. If I had been a few seconds late, those shards would have killed my mom... even if she had been saved from the fire. I can't recall that day. Since that day, I'm afraid of everything, I can't look at our house...
"To start living from scratch, you have to at least build a roof...and the rest will come with time!"
- Your situation is incredibly challenging as you start from scratch. What should mark the starting point of your new life?
Irma: I don’t even know. We're starting from a clean slate. We'll have to rebuild everything from scratch... but where can we find that clean slate? Our authorities have completely quashed any hope of restoring our burnt-down house. They gave us 4,000 lari and told us, "Go away, so we never have to hear from you again." They treated us like vermin, I swear. But what is that amount supposed to cover? It's not even enough to afford the cheapest roofing materials... we need at least twice as much. Our sole dream is to repair the roof and then gradually rebuild ourselves—rising from the ashes.
No windows, no doors - but at least there's a roof! This chicken coop accommodates 8 people
- Where are you currently residing?
Irma: My husband built a room from "debris and planks," and we call it the chicken coop. I don't know how we all fit in here. Besides us, my father, brother, and husband's niece also live with us. They are mentally ill and can't take care of themselves. So, we look after them just like our own children. We have nothing of our own: no beds, no furniture, absolutely nothing!
My father, brother, and husband's niece - they are like children. We have to feed, dress, and take care of them to prevent them from hurting themselves!
- What do you live on?
Irma: We receive allowance, and my husband engages in physical labor, although work is not consistently available...
Barbare (7-year-old): When my brother grows up and starts working, he promised to buy me everything that was lost in the fire. Sometimes he says such kind things!
- What do you want to become, Nodiko?
Nodiko: Well, I've thought about many things, but most likely I'll become a fighter. I love boxing and MMA. You know, they earn millions if they fight with champions! Once I earn a million, I know exactly what I'll buy for everyone.
- And what will you buy for yourself?
Nodiko: I won't need anything anymore! When you have a million, you don't need anything else.
"I will become the strongest wrestler"
Irma: Despite our situation, my husband and I try not to show despair to our children. We strive to be strong and say that God sees how we live, how we try. He sees that we don't need anything foreign, we don't need anything extra... that's probably why He sent you to us!
- Let's summarize what you need to start a new life.
Irma: First and foremost, we need to repair the house. The walls, built during my husband's grandfather's time, turned out to be sturdy. We just need to plaster them. We are even willing to live on a concrete floor as long as we have a roof that doesn't leak. Furniture and appliances can come later. Either kind people will help us, or we'll gather what we can from boards... we are even ready to sleep on the floor as long as it's in our own home! We miss it badly.
Nodiko: Yeah... you can't build a computer or a bike out of boards... it's a pity. I used to have them. And I had many books. A whole bookcase full of books. And I had a writing desk too.
Barbare: Barbara: I used to have toys too, and I had beautiful dresses. But now everything I wear is torn. Sometimes I can't even mend them properly.
"We can only dream of the taste of candies"
Nodiko: Barbara, do you remember when Dad used to bring us candies?
Barbare: How could I forget... And do you remember Mom making pancakes for us, and we always had milk...
Irma: We had two cows and a pig. But after the fire, we had to sell them too, so we wouldn't starve. We sold everything, everything burned down... but God saved our lives.
Today, we have the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We can bring light into their dark days, give them hope and faith in the goodness of people. We cannot remain indifferent and simply watch as they lose everything they have.
The family needs to rebuild their home first, and for that, they need our help. They are deprived of the most essential thing - a roof over their heads. The roof will symbolize their new beginning.
Let's unite and make our individual contributions to this story of revival. Every lari donated to them will bring them a drop of relief and faith that better days are ahead.
As the Lord says, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) Join us today and make your contribution to the story of the Harebov family's revival.
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