Gol Family

Parents and four sons aged 14 to 7 pay €180 per month to rent one floor of an old, damp house.  When the owner died two years ago, they feared the house would be sold and they decided to build a house of their own.  They were given a piece of land by the church [...]
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COUSIN OF MAV LADY

A couple with their three children (aged 16, 10 & 5) lived in the father’s family home until two years ago, when both parents passed away.  His brother inherited the house, got married and then evicted the couple and their three children. As they had nowhere to go, a cousin, MAV Lady in other story, [...]
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MAV Lady

Z and her parents lived in an old house which was almost totally destroyed during the war.  After the war, the government helped some poor families to rebuild their homes so that they could return.  As this house was in such bad condition, the government built a tiny house consisting of two rooms for Z [...]
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Mother and Seven Children

A father deserted his wife and seven children, two girls and five boys aged 5 to 19.  The father is a carpenter but he could not keep a permanent job due to his unreliability.  He occasionally sends some money to the family who really depend on friends and neighbours.  They have no welfare benefits whatever.  [...]
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Young Lady Injured in Car Crash

“A” was badly injured in a head on collision in August 2021.  She was hospitalised for months and endured many surgeries.  She is expected to be in a wheelchair for some time to come as she faces further surgery.  A wheelchair friendly second floor was added to the family home.  A’s father is retired on [...]
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Sinan Family

The mother of this family lost her leg aged 16 to a landmine.  Her father was killed in the blast.  For some years Arthur’s charity has been funding new prosthetic limbs for her.  Some years ago, we realised her husband was unemployed but too ill to work.  We began sending donations every three months as [...]
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Milo Family

A mother was diagnosed with cancer shortly after the birth of her only child.  He is under two years of age now and is cared for by his mother as the father abandoned his wife and child shortly after his birth and cancer diagnosis.  They live in a tiny house that the maternal grandparents built.  [...]
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E Family

After the death of her husband five years ago, N moved to live with her brother in their family home.  Both are mentally impaired.  N receives a disability pension of about €100 a month and that is their only income.  The house is in a very bad state and the stench is unbearable due to [...]
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Joze Family

A couple in their 70s came to this area as refugees during the Balkan war.  They live in only one room of an unfinished house.  They have no running water in the house so they carry it inside in buckets for use in the bathroom and kitchen.  For the washing machine, they use a hose [...]
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Tata Family

A mother and father live with their four boys (13, 11, 10 and 3) and the father’s aunt (54) who is pysically disabled and just suffered a stroke.  They live in two dilapidated adjacent buildings.  In the larger building, a large room upstairs is being used as sleeping quarters for the entire family.  The aunt [...]
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