Nine little children are ready to starve and live in ruins without electricity and toilet if only their mother would not sell her kidney to feed them! And she's on her way to the hospital... She can't stand to see kids starving. How awful!
– They must be fed, clothed, shod. You know? – Tamara cries. – Our dad killed himself when he saw the horror! Dear God, forgive him! It has been three months since we were kicked out of the village, we have nowhere to live, nothing to eat and no one to help. The school refuses to admit my children. Nobody needs us. It's like someone cursed us.
– So the children don't study?
Tamara: They are hungry and have no clothes. There is no way they could do. The kidney will help for a while!
– Tamara, how are you still holding up?
Tamara Abesadze: I am a believer and I cannot kill myself. How could I close my eyes and leave the kids?! How will they live without me? And they love me so much...! Thank God!
When I tell them that with God's help everything will be fine-they believe God and know that everything will be so. They feel sorry for me. But a kidney is not the end of life. I'll live for a while…
– I even know what you dream of!
Tamara Abesadze: Yes, I dream of a small room
in which the roof will not leak and with no rats crawling inside through the
holes. I dream of a room with a window. This is our common dream! Our prayers
will be answered, I believe!
Poor children! The Lord will surely reward them!
– Tamara, tell us, how did you end up in such a horrible situation?
Tamara Abesadze: 3 months ago my family found themselves in extreme poverty. Before that, we lived in the village of Mtisdziri in Gardabani region. I got married early. When I was 16, I become a mother and gave birth to our firstborn Levan! I myself come from a large family and always wanted a lot of children. I was happy that my husband supported me in this. We were not rich, but in we liven in warmth and harmony.
After Levan, a year later Johnny was born, and then Murman. After three boys the long-awaited daughters were born, Jeanne, Maca and Anna-Maria! It was just happiness! But then everything got bad.
– What happened?
Tamara Abesadze: 4 years ago my husband started having health problems. He couldn't work, we were on the edge of a precipice. Husband began to drink. All savings ended, and we were left without a piece of bread. My husband was so humiliated that he was embarrassed and did not come home for several days. And then he said: "I can't take it anymore"... and one miserable day, he killed himself. Just please do not judge him, not everyone can withstand such a fate (cries).
– And then you left the village?
Tamara Abesadze: after the death of my husband, my children and I moved to a rented apartment, and began to collect scrap metal: we paid for rent and utilities, and somehow made ends meet. But my little daughter Anna-Maria fell from the second floor and hit her head... Oh, God, we were all scared! We did a medical survey, and of course, she needed expensive drugs. The money that was set aside to rent an apartment, I spent on medicines. We couldn't pay and were put out on the street. It has been three months since we have settled in this building.
– Tamara, why didn't you go live in the country with your husband's relatives?
Tamara Abesadze: We would not be able to live together with my in-laws. Please don't ask for details, it pains me to remember.
– Ok. Never mind. It is dangerous to live in such conditions! – You said you had 6 children. How old are they?
Tamara Abesadze: Levan is 17, Johnny is 15, Murman is 12, Jeanne is 10, Maka is 6, and Anna-Maria is 4.
– And who are these lovely girls who live with you?
Tamara Abesadze: This is Anna, my sister's daughter. She is 15 years old. She has been living with me for almost 8 years. My sister left for Turkey to work and since then I raise Anna as my own daughter. Her mother even does not recall about her. And she calls me mommy. And this is Shorena, she is 19 years old. She became my daughter 8 months ago. My son met her, fell in love with her, and got married. Shorena comes from the orphanage, and through her husband she actually had brothers and sisters, and even a mother! That's how we live.
– And do you believe in God?
Tamara Abesadze: I thank God every day that my children are healthy! It's the only thing we have, but if this keeps up, I don't know how we're going to live. I even thought to sell my kidney to earn extra money, but the children dissuaded me.
– Are you expecting grandchildren?
Tamara Abesadze: Not yet, but if my daughter-in-law gets pregnant in such terrible conditions, in constant hunger and cold, then it will be God's will! But I hope that God will have mercy on us, and grandchildren I will nurse at least in a room with Windows and a roof!
The environment you live in is unfit even for cattle. Even chickens on farms have better conditions. How do you survive?
Tamara Abesadze: (crying) I can't even say that I have a roof over my head, I can't even say that we live in four walls. There is no whole wall, no water, no gas, no light, not even a toilet. Don't ask how we do it – NO way!!!
– I would like to ask some questions to the children. Do not hesitate to tell us what you dream about.
Anna-Maria (4 years old): I dream of a beautiful pink dress and a Barbie doll.
Maka (6 years old): I dream of a nice rucksack. I have to go to school now, and I don't have any. I probably won't be able to go to school now. Mom said there were no places left. I don't understand how there can be no school places. Or maybe they just do not want to accept me?
– Really, Tamara? What do you mean, no school places?
Tamara Abesadze: We were registered in the village, from where we were kicked out due to non-payment of rent. It's too late to do anything about enrolling her in a new school, and we can't afford to go to the old one. (10-year-old Jeanne intervened the conversation)
Jeanne: Please ask me what my dream is, please!
– Certainly, my dear, what are you dreaming of now?
Jeanne (10 years old): I dream that we had a warm house! We'll all fit in the same room, I promise! We don't need much! One table will be enough for us, if there are beds for all – it will be fine. And if there are not, we'll sleep together. I can't even imagine what will happen when it gets cold... Yes, and I want to become a doctor! I want to treat the eyes of those officials who do not see the poverty in which we find ourselves! And not just us! There are hundreds like us! (she began to cry and ran away, and the awkward silence was broken by little Anna-Maria.)
Anna-Maria (4 years old): And you know, I don't
like doctors, but my sister will be a good doctor! She loves children! I know
she will treat everyone, even without money, she is good!
– Does anyone help you: neighbors, strangers? I already realized that relatives do not help!
Tamara Abesadze: There are no neighbors around. There's a military unit here, and when the soldiers pass by our ruins, they give the children canned food or stew ...probably from their rations. They are so kind! So good!
– What do you think will happen when we write about your family and people find out about your problems?
Tamara Abesadze: I am afraid that I will be deprived of parental rights, that my children will be taken away from me, that I will be kicked out of this shack, because we are here illegally. But I hope that someone, with God's help, will help!
– Address our readers! You have a chance to reach out to people, you have a chance to survive! Entire Georgia reads us!
Tamara Abesadze: Look at my children! Look into their eyes! Then look at yours. My children also have the right to live. Save them!
Dear friends, Chernovetskyi Charitable Fund initiates a campaign to raise funds for the large family of Abesadze. And we do not intend to stop at one-time assistance. These beautiful children have to live. After all, we all bear a proud name – Georgians!
To survive, the family is in dire need of food,
hygiene products, medicines for children, furniture, clothes and household
appliances! These Georgian children should become ours. It is not foreigners
who should take care of Georgian families, is it? We should!
Help them survive, help children to have a chance to study at school. Dress and shoe them and remember them always!
And even better, call Tamara, learn from their urgent needs and cheer up this family! You can personally provide assistance to this family, and God will bless you. And be sure to repost our publication. Let all your friends know about the grief of this family! It is very important.
Please, do not pass aside the sorrow of others! Unhappy people are given to us from above so that we can prove our faith to the Almighty not in words but in deeds!
Friends, there is one more request, if you know about the misfortune of a neighbor or friend, do a Charitable deed, write to us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's their contact number: 588 88 73 27.
Our Fund account GE15TB7194336080100003, GE42LB0115113036665000 or GE64BG0000000470458000 (purpose: Abesadze family). You can also transfer money from our website.
You can as well transfer money from the terminals of Nova Technology, TBCpay and ExpressPay. Find our Fund in "Charity" section. (You can learn about the additional rights and obligations of the Fund by following the link https://goo.gl/GY2Gus).