Surviving with Grandkids

“Our main food is bread. Flour is cheap here.”
That’s how Zhenya answered when asked what they eat.
It’s an inevitable question, because they earn only 2900 rubles for the whole family a month.
With two kids. With utilities, school supplies, and grandma’s type 2 diabetes and hypertension, in spite of which she’s raising the two grandkids. The mother vanished at the war’s start.
I wrote about this family before–click on the Timur and Elisey tag at the bottom of this post.

Elisey and Timur are outstanding grandkids. They do extra-curricular activities, perform at school events. The older one plays accordion and draws. Has excellent grades and takes care of half the things at home, as if an adult. And how’s one not to help when the grandmother, who has replaced his and his brother’s mother, is elderly and ill?

I don’t know what else to say about this family, on top what I already said.
The mother still has parental rights, civil courts in LPR are still inactive and that’s a big problem. Otherwise the grandma could be drawing benefits for the kids.
So they are surviving on pennies.
In the meantime the kids are growing, they need clothing, shoes, school supplies.
Then there are the utilities, medications, and food…
And yes, they live in Lugansk.
They live where there’s war.
We’re trying to help them on a continuous basis.

Our humanitarian aid. Thanks to all who participate!

If you want to join the aid effort for the people of the Donbass, please write me in person through LiveJournal, facebookV Kontakte, or email: Paypal address:

If you want to help this family, label your contributions “Timur and Elisey.”



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