Ukraine Child #42038 – $29 per month
Valeriya lives with her mother Yevgenia and her older Anastasiya in a small town Ivankiv, a place which is sadly known as Chernobyl area after Chernobyl accident of 1986. Girls’ father is a volunteer in war in Eastern Ukraine since March 2015. Mother Yugenia takes care of the girls. She works as a shop assistant in the store, and her salary is not enough to cover all family expenses. Grandfather and grandmother also try to help the family but they cannot do a lot with their pension.
Lera (short for Valeria) is very active little girl, who likes drawing and dancing. And dolls are her favorite toys. She plays with dolls and the dog Burzhuy. This fall Lera will go to school and she tries to be prepared – she can read and write.
Lera and he older sister Anastasiya are very close. And another big friend of Lera is her grandfather. He is a volunteer in Ivankiv Christian Center where he teaches children to play checkers and chess.
Mercy Projects conducts a Child Sponsorship project in Ukraine to keep children at home with their mother or family members. Our goal is to keep children out of orphanages and home with family. Child Sponsorship supports the entire family and is the first step to bringing hope and health to these needy children.
The whole family asked to pray for the father of the family, who is at war. They said, “He is a real patriot of our country! We want him come home safe and healthy. We love and miss him!”
Please, pray for the girls and their mother, for their health and peace in Ukraine. Sponsorship of Valeriya would be an encouragement and a blessing to this family.
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