My friend Daniel and his wife Anahit are living in Yerevan, barely scraping by because of COVID-19, and they are trying to move to Tel Aviv so Anahit can take a really good job opportunity and they can finally have financial stability as a family (there's a baby on the way). They have all the arrangements taken care of, and tickets for June 10th, but one nasty complication has popped up and they need your help to take care of it, or else all this costly preparation will be for nothing.
Daniel has an outstanding debt of 150,000 rubles, which he was expecting to pay off from Israel once they started making money, but it turns out he's not allowed to leave Armenia until it's paid off. Once it is paid off, it will take a few days (not counting weekends) before he'll be allowed to travel, so time is very short.
I know it's hard to send money to help someone you don't know at all, but please consider giving for my sake. I've already done all I can for these two, and it's painful to see them stopped short when they're so close to escaping poverty.
They are devout Armenian Orthodox Christians, and I ask you to let God answer their prayers through your generosity.
Thank you very much for reading and for considering. Without our help, I don't know how they'll support themselves, especially in the current crisis.
Wishing you all the best,
(By the way, Daniel carved the beautiful wood crosses pictured above.)
UPDATE: I can't actually receive normal PayPal payments right now, so this fundraiser is basically useless. Fortunately, I can receive money to a PayPal pool. Please go here if you want to contribute: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8pz3jvd4i5