Elena’s husband died in 2009, leaving her alone to care for her three young girls. Their house in Moldova belongs to Elena’s parents and needs repairs.
Elena is fortunate to have a monthly income of $160 by working in a bakery, but this is not enough to meet her family’s needs. The Support-A-Widow food parcel she receives each month helps significantly. Instead of spending money on food, she can use it for things like clothes and heat.