KBC Elderly Ministry has over three hundred and fifty wodows, veterans and simply retired people in need. This is one story, one face, one life. Please join us in prayer for these dear souls who need physical and spiritual help.
Lydia was born in a small village in Ukraine. Her father was considered "kulak" since his family was a little better off due to hard work. As many other families in their situation, they gave up all possessions for the sake of the Soviet State and moved away to another region. As soon as she finished school the WWII began. Lydia went to technical institute and worked in agriculture. As a student she would receive one pound of bread so she and her mother could survive. Since she needed to also work she eventual had to drop out of school. Once back from war the father left their family. Lydia worked for the railroad as an odd man. Later she took a class in accounting and ended up working in this position for the Soviet Railway system. She married a military man from Siberia and they were sent to Moldova as it was recently made part of USSR. Lydia’s husband and son passed away. She has a living daughter who migrated to Germany and occasionally helps her. Lydia has cancer and is officially disabled. Her retirement is $50 per month while government established minimum survival package is at least $90.
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