Living in the Margins An Israeli High School Student Struggling to Provide for Her Family

Like most high school students, Maya is facing matriculation exams. But unlike her peers, she is too busy earning money for her family to find time to study.

Yesterday, the 17-year-old high school student took the matriculation exam in physical education. Tomorrow the history exam awaits her. But she doesn't have time to study. Her daily routine isn’t like that of her friends. On her back she carries the burden of supporting her family, motivated by the strong desire to help her father and relieve the distress at home a bit.