Zijavere at her garden
Agimi lives together with his 6 children, his wife and his mother Zijavere, who is 75 years old. Living in a family with 9 members and not having a regular job and not even an aid from the state is really very difficult for Agim.
The hardest part for me is when I see that my children lack something and I can't provide them, it makes me feel very bad and I get very upset - Agimi said while we were talking on the day I visited him.
He only works when someone calls him from time to time to cut wood, carry coal or any other heavy physical work.
His mother Zijaverja has always been the main pillar of this house, where she gave all her efforts for this house, for her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She told me that since her childhood she always had a difficult life, and this difficult life with poor economic conditions continued even after she got married.
The situation had improved a little when Zijaverja had started working as a cooker in a state enterprise for several years, but with the beginning of the war in Kosovo, she had to stop working.
Zijaverja, although at the age of 75, still tries to improve and change in life. She was always an exemplary student even though she lacked basic school supplies. She regularly attends reading and writing activities and is a distinguished student even now.
One day, during the activity, she told me, "Oi Dine, when I was at school, I was best in my class, but I didn't have any pencil, a notebook, or a pen, all the things I needed were given to me by my friend, in this way i finished 4th grade.", but after 4th grade I had to interrupt because the school was too far away and I was the only child and I have to walk alone in snow and in sun.
For Zjavera and her son Agim, life has not been easy at all, but they still haven't lost hope.
They are very grateful to the donors who donate for them and thanks to those donors they are helped with food and hygiene packages which are more than necessary for them.
Donors, thank you very much!
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