Djenana & Lejla

Troubled Family Need Help

The situation of this family is extremely difficult as each member is more or less mentally impaired.  Two sisters (35) and (29) live with their father (63), one grandson (16), and a physically-handicapped granddaughter (8), in their old dilapidated home.  The grandmother died four years ago.

The two bedrooms are humid, black and mouldy.  Each sister shares a bed with her child while the father sleeps on a couch in the tiny living room.  He works but is an alcoholic.  The grandson does not attend school, as he was frightened by his schoolmates.

The little girl suffers from a nervous disorder.  She also has shortened Achilles tendons, so has difficulty walking and cannot climb stairs.  The house is situated on a steep slope and one has to climb many stairs to reach the house so she has to be carried.   Leg surgery is scheduled soon to facilitate her walking and she will then need physiotherapy.

This year she started school but has to be taken there by taxi.  One of the daughters receives €50 monthly from social services but struggles financially.  Help is desperately needed as they have no way to escape from their shabby lives without outside help.

The house needs to be completely insulated, the roof repaired and rain gutters fitted.  The rooms need to be dehumidified, renovated and furnished.  Cost estimate approximately €13,500.  Can you help this troubled family?