I traveled to small cities and villages in Russia, spending time with a small organization
that helped poor families with many children, as well as families
with alcohol problems or other difficult diseases.
The Director of this organization was a woman who had been an unemployed mother of
four children, and knew all the difficulties of such a life herself.
Her help was expressed in giving children’s clothes from one family to another.
She worked to forge a network between different foundations,
churches and organizations helping those in need, in many possible ways.
She received as much plain food as she could – grains, rice, and other products that could help the family stay fed during a long period of time. She also organized development lessons for children and helped their parents with psychological talks.
Her charity work was her main activity, giving her a sense of life.
From this work flowed the drive to change her family’s life for the better.