Me and my husband are fundraising to help a disabled man to have decent living conditions.
Janis had his 60th birthday in January. He lives in Riga, Latvia. When he was 14 years old, he had a head injury which resulted in a disability - a severe epilepsy and a couple of other serious diagnoses. His right arm no longer really functions as a result of chronic dislocation. Janis receives a pension of 220 eur a month. Despite very harsh conditions, Janis is a kind man, taking care of 2 kittens, he has no bad habits such a drinking or smoking. Janis learned violin in his youth, but unfortunately had to stop because of his illness. We ask for your support to make his life more enjoyable. The apartment hasn't been renovated for over 40 years. I have attached pictures of the apartment to show you the extreme conditions he lives in. Please consider donating, every little helps.
We have no idea how much we will be able to raise but we are hoping to get enough to at least fix basics:
- Most electrical wires must be redone - two rooms have no electricity
- All plumbing in bathroom and kitchen to be redone, currently there is no running water in the toilet, also waste water from washing machine goes into the bath as there are no proper drainage
- Electrical water heater to be purchased and installed in the kitchen. Time ago my family got him a water heater in the bathroom but the space itself is in a disastrous state
- Two windows have missing glass
- Living room and bedroom have damages in ceilings and walls
My husband plans to do most of renovation with volunteers but we will need profesionsl in to do electrical stuff and plumbing.
Kitchen sink with cold water only
Bathroom / toilet. Ideally there would be a walk in shower as it is not easy for Janis to get in the bath.
Living room with serious ceiling damage + no working heating (remember Latvian winters can be baltic)
He has no fridge as he cannot afford paying for its electrical consumption. If the storage gets fixed he can use it as a larder for products that cannot go off in the room temperature.