August 16, 2012
Vitaliy lives with his parents and his brother in a two-room apartment in Kovel, located in the western region of Ukraine. He is attending kindergarten class, where he likes drawing pictures. He likes playing with toy cars and playing ball games. 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 children with educational support, improved nutritional intake, medical care and treatment, clothing and footwear, and other basic necessities.