|Lucia and her grandmother|
Lucia (5 years old) lives with her grandmother Ludmila, her grandfather Eugen and her father Igor. After Lucia was born her mother went to work abroad in Israel and since the day she left, nobody heard anymore from her. So Lucia does not know who her mother is and as her father started to develop a drinking problem, her grandmother took Lucia under her wings and cares for her grandchild with great attention.
Lucia is supposed to be in kindergarten but because in the village there is no kindergarten, she stays at home every day. Her grandmother tries to educate her granddaughter but the house this family lives in is very small. There are two very small rooms (3 by 2 meters) in the house and there is no way Lucia does not hear and see everything the adults in the house do and say. As both father and grandfather do not have work in the winter months and are daily at home, they drink a lot and nearly every night they are drunk. As she hears her father and grandfather talk while they are drunk, she learns all kind of dirty words from them and copies their speech. If you hear Lucia speaking, you wonder if she ever learns something good from her father and grandfather. She knows all the slang there is.
Grandmother receives a small pension and with this money she has to buy all that is needed to feed and dress the family. As we gave them a food parcel and invited them to the church both grandmother and Lucia were very thankful. We pray that God will enter in this family and bring peace, love and a better future for this family!