Bertha's Story

Bertha was born in April 1929 in Otaci, Moldova. In 1941, following the occupation of Moldova, Bertha, her parents and her younger sister went into hiding. However, they were discovered by Nazi soldiers and following the death of her father Bertha, her mother and sister were imprisoned in Soroca. At just 12 years old she was forced to walk under guard, for two weeks to Yampol locality in Ukraine.  With no food or water, they were forced to drink from dirty puddles and sleep in forests.  Now 94, Bertha struggles with a monthly pension of just £56. Having lost her husband 10 years ago she lives alone and is unable to take care of herself anymore. She is in poor health and relies on support for food medicine and home-care, which she is unable to afford with her small, monthly allowance.

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JDC, Moldova.

We have provided Bertha with clothing, footwear, personal hygiene products and rehab equipment. These things save a lot of money from her poor income and give her a pleasure and a positive feeling that there are people that care about her needs.

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