Sar Family

A mother (68) lives with her grown children, daughter (30) and son (29), in an unfinished bare brickwork house deep in the mountains.  Their old family house was destroyed during the war and afterwards the father began to rebuild the house. Unfortunately, he died in 2008 and then a life of suffering began for the [...]
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TOL Family

Father (1960) & Mother (1971)  Mother and Father live with their four children aged 18, 16, 12 and 5 in a simple house.  The father is retired and earns about €300 monthly. The eldest daughter (18) has been ill since she was a baby and cannot move on her own.  She lies on a couch [...]
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Vu Family

A mother and father lived with their five children (aged 16, 15, 13, 12 and 2) in two rooms in an ancient stone, damp house.  Access to the rooms was via some wooden planks. Rarely had we seen a family live in such poor and desolate circumstances.  The father is an unskilled worker without a […]

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Bar Family

“Bar” Family The Franciscan Sisters asked if we could help this family.  Father, mother and four children live with their grandmother in a very dilapidated old house. The father is a war veteran; he and his wife both have part-time jobs but find it difficult to make ends meet. Although very hard-working, they do not […]

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Merd Family

“MERD” Family A father and mother lived with their four children in absolutely horrific conditions. The children are aged 19, 17, 12 and 7.  When one of their teachers realised how they were living, he decided to start an aid project to help this family. The teachers and community raised funds and were able to […]

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Refurbished Home

Poor Family of 9 living and sleeping in one room On a recent trip we visited a family who asked for help. A father and mother live with their three daughters, aged 25, 24 and 16 as well as their four grandchildren, aged 6, 5, 4 and 2 in one room on the ground floor [...]
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A Burnt Out Shell in 2016

This poor family has been living in their burnt out home since an electrical fault caused a fire in February 2016. The family consists of mother, father, two teenage sons (one of whom is mentally ill) and a daughter who has a two year old son. She had been living in a refugee camp until [...]
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POOR FAMILY LIVING WITH HANDICAPPED SON

POOR FAMILY LIVING WITH HANDICAPPED SON A mother, father and their three children live on the upper level of this family house. The children are aged 14, 12 and 9. The 12 year old is physically disabled as he was born with an open spine. He had to undergo many surgeries and has a huge [...]
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Col Family

Col Family “Col” family lived with small daughter in rudimentary, uncompleted tiny house in only one room with no water or electricity. We renovated and furnished the entire house so they now have a living room with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and extra storage room.  The wooden roof had no insulation so the house was really [...]
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V Family

V Family The “V” family.  One of our current projects is helping a young mother (B) with three small children.  B’s lost her husband this summer in a car accident and two months later, she lost her unborn baby. She and her children were then told to leave the grandparents home and they now live [...]
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