March 24, 2011
Denys lives with his parents and his three brothers in a four-room brick house that has wooden floors and a tiled roof, in Tysmenytsia, western Ukraine. He is attending kindergarten class, where he likes gym class the best. He enjoys drawing pictures and playing soccer with his friends. His parents are struggling to provide for their sons. Many children in Ukraine live in extreme poverty, with no hope of a productive future. Many workers, including professionals, are caught in the economic struggles of the country, and often go for weeks without pay. Sponsorship provides medical care, proper nutrition, and other basic needs to combat poverty.