I recently spoke with a woman who has an adult daughter with profound Down’s syndrome. This woman has always stayed home to care for her daughter so never held a full time job. Recently, her husband passed away so the income that had been coming into the home has been cut by more than half. With the daughters disability and the woman’s social security and husband’s death benefit, the household will see about 1,000.00 per month, barely enough to provide the funds for bills and food and certainly not enough to pay for any home repairs. We will add her to our ever growing waiting list for a roof this spring.
-Amy Ed, mission worker