Project Location: Pochaiv, Ukraine
Project Code: CP UPP0422B
Our Pochaiv sponsor site have identified 95 families in their site area who will not be able to heat their homes this winter without financial assistance.
Pochaiv Sponsor Site was initially established in partnership with World of Children in 1999. As of 2022, the site partner is Chalice Family Ukraine under the Roman, the new site director. The site consists of 1865 sponsored children in three sub-sites.
All sponsored families are feeling the impact of the conflict in their country. The cost of necessities, especially staple food items, have doubled or even tripled in price. During the pandemic, and now the war, many families have lost their means of employment, and sponsorship has been a lifeline during these times.
Many parents are now looking ahead to the long Ukrainian winter and saving what they can for the cost of heating materials and fuel. Gas prices continue to increase in Ukraine, just as they are around the world. Many sponsored families have entirely stopped using gas since the outbreak of the war.Unable to use gas to heat their homes, they have reverted to firewood. Firewood consumption has increased sharply. Correspondingly, firewood prices have increased as well.
This situation puts the most vulnerable families “on the edge of survival.” The widespread unemployment has made this additional assistance is even more urgent. Our Pochaiv sponsor site have identified 95 families in the Pochaiv site who will not be able to heat their homes this winter without financial assistance. They have reached out to Chalice for $40,402.75 CAD, which will be distributed to the families to buy firewood. This will be a great blessing for 164 sponsored children and their 400 family members.“The families send many prayers, thanks and even tears of joy to all donors and the entire Chalice team. This help is vital for them.” – Roman, Pochaiv site director.
Budget in Canadian Funds: $40,402.75 CAD
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other community projects/programs that may arise.