When Moukina came to us she had recently left her abusive husband to start life over in Worthington with her young old daughter. By the time we met her she had enrolled in English classes through Community Education with the goal of getting a job where she can help people and support her daughter. Moukina is cheerful and friendly and loves going to church with her friends.
Moukina had almost nothing in her home when we went to inspect it. We gathered together several items of furniture for her including a bed for her and another for her daughter, a dresser, a kitchen table and chairs and a couple of end tables. She mentioned that she’d love to have a washer and dryer – items we don’t always have on hand – but she didn’t really expect to receive them. We also had our GAP coordinators deliver kitchen items, personal care kits, household cleaning supplies and laundry and dish soap.
On the day we went to deliver the furniture, Moukina's daughter was so excited she could hardly stop smiling. She wanted her own bed so badly. We were able to surprise both her and her mother by providing a washer and dryer, which was far more exciting to Esther than to her daughter!
As soon as she is able, Moukina is planning to come in and volunteer here at Love INC because she wants to give back to us as we were able to give to her. We look forward to her smiling face helping out here in the office.