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GROWING UP IN A HOME RATHER THAN AT AN ORPHANAGE

Would you like to help a child get to stay in their own home and not end up in an orphanage due to the poverty of the family?

On God’s mission in Ukraine

With your help, we can give a child hope for a better future. Children’s Embassy helps on site, but without your financial support and prayers it would not be possible.

 

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Nazar 7 years, needs our help

But what happens if we don’t

Foto: Stuart Holden: Nazar together with he’s sister Anastasija

In the budget of a Ukrainan orphanages less than 1 EUR/month and child are set aside for health care.

The walking delegate for children’s rights in Ukraine, Nikolaij Kuleba, gives us some more numbers. “The food in the orphanages cost 0.80 EUR/day and child and the budget for children’s clothes are 0.10 EUR/per day.

The number of children in state orphanages is increasing fast, every three day period another 250 children are admitted. This is mainly due to poverty and families’ inability to care for their children.”
These figures speak for themselves. The rest of the orphanage budget is used to maintain the function of the orphanages; salaries for staff, maintenance of buildings etc. The money spent directly on each child is less than 1 EUR/day. Link to the interview with the walking delegate for children’s rights in Ukraine, Kuleba’s interview in russian