“Boaz for me was a turning point. Boaz did not just give me accommodation and money, no, they gave me something much more important: they made me feel like a human being.”
“Before I came to Boaz I was completely desperate, depressed and very worried. At that time my life was completely destroyed. My situation was very bad. I had no accommodation, no money, no permission to work, no access to education. I was completely devastated."
Feeling human again
"Boaz for me was a turning point. Boaz did not just give me accommodation and money, no, they gave me something much more important: they made me feel like a human being. They treat you very kind, help you solve your problems. They are not just friends but actually, at times, Boaz felt like family."
"For desperate people like me, Boaz is paradise. Boaz has changed my belief in self, emotion and the way I look at life. In the past I was very pessimistic, but now I am optimistic. I realise that there are kind and merciful people in this life. Boaz has changed my view on people and my life in all aspects – mentally and emotionally. When I stayed in the night shelter I learnt a lot: how to be patient, how to treat people. I got to know many volunteers whose friendships I value and whose friendships have continued since I moved on."
Looking to the future
"For the next months I plan to continue my volunteering roles and hopefully join college. I want to improve my English and study again. I cannot predict, but I am optimistic for the future, it will be good for me.”