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A family with 4 children just got by with the income of their father as an educational assistant. After their 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare tumor of the nervous system ("ganglioneuroblastoma"), the family was forced to move to the countryside and take care of themselves (grow their own food, go fishing etc.) to finance the daughter's therapy somehow. After an operation on the spine to remove the tumor, the girl had to be flown from her home island to a special clinic twice a month to undergo chemotherapy. This 1-year odyssey left deep marks not only on Karley, but also on her three school-age siblings and parents, all of whom are suffering from the enormous financial burden.

Kleines Mädchen
Lebensmittel einkaufen



A 14-year-old boy and his mother had to flee from New Zealand to relatives in California because the father badly mistreated them. The relatives had no place, so they moved to Hawaii to the grandfather, where they live under a sheet attached to their grandfather's shed on a coffee farm. They could only bring one suitcase with them.



A pregnant mother with an 18-month-old child left a household where both were mistreated. A little later she lost her job and her place of residence. In the meantime, she has a job again (with which she also pays for an apartment), but after the monthly payment for the day-care center there is nearly no money left for living.

Blue Room
Mutter und Sohn



A single mother who lives in the car with her daughter currently has enormous difficulties enabling her daughter to study, because like many countries around the world, the schools on Big Island have also switched to virtual teaching, which is hardly possible from the car.

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