The next step was to help Nika find a new job. She had been working as a cleaner, which involved long hours and put strain on the relationship with her children. When Nika got the opportunity to apply for a job at “Spasibo”, a local clothing-shop and partner of SOS Children’s Villages, the team helped her prepare her CV and rehearse for the interview. The preparation paid off – Nika got the job.
After the father abandoned the family, Nika struggled both financially and emotionally.
SOS Children’s Villages Russia started supporting the family through various activities. One of the main concerns was improving the family’s immediate living conditions. A SOS social worker visited the old apartment and gave recommendations on how to create a healthier environment by getting rid of the mould and reorganising the family’s furniture and belongings.
When the family strengthening team contacted the child welfare authorities to reconsider their judgement, they agreed to give the family some time to implement the necessary changes.
Temperatures were so cold in the old apartment, the family had to lie their jackets on top of the duvet to keep warm.