Andrian lives with his parents Vitaliy and Tetyana, his grandparents, and his twin brother Artem. Vitaliy used to work in Poland before the conflict began in Ukraine, but now must remain in the country. Tetyana and her mother are both employed, in a café and the post office respectively. The family keeps a horse, cow, pig and chickens, as well as a garden, which supplements their income and meals.

Marie Leda is the caring mother of Migletha, a Chalice sponsored child, and two other children of her own. Marie Leda is also a member of an association called ''Cellule de Protection'' in Jérémie, in which she is a temporary host home for abandoned children and teen girls. She does this with only the resources from her small business. Having Migletha’s education and daily needs supported by her sponsor is also a great help.

Elankathirselvan is the elder brother of Sneha and Srinath, two students who are enrolled in the Chalice sponsorship program through our Tamil site. Elankathirselvan is in his first year pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry. His parents earn their income as agricultural daily labourers. They are thankful to Chalice for the support their family received and that their three children can achieve higher education.

Sudha is the mother of Harshitha, a sponsored child in Chalice’s Mangalagiri site.

Sudha, 36, had back pain for six months, and then forty days of heavy bleeding. Her doctors conducted uterine scanning, blood tests and other diagnostic testing. They showed an enlarged uterus with lesions and a fibroid, as well as chronic cervicitis.

Jennifer is 16 years old and lives with her grandmother, Elda, and four other members of the household. Jennifer’s father is deceased, and her mother moved to the capital city. Jennifer and Grandmother Elda have been grateful for Jennifer’s Chalice sponsor who has supported her with her education needs as she pursues high school.

Mary Sheeba has just completed grade 10, with the support of her Chalice sponsor and the Tamil sponsor site. She lives with her parents, who rely on her father’s income from a small tea shop he runs in the village.

Nathan is a 21-year-old student living with his mother, Novita, and his two siblings. Novita and Nathan are both very grateful for the support his Chalice sponsor has provided for the family.

Ponnammal, 55 years old, lives with her daughter-in-law Lakshmi and her grandchildren. Both Ponnammal and Lakshmi lost their husbands, and so the sponsorship of her grandson Kalaiarasan has been a great source of support. Lakshmi is the breadwinner of the family, working as as an agricultural labourer. But she struggles to stretch her humble wages to provide for the family of four.

Andjelica is 11 years old and lives with her mother, Anne-Marie, along with four other relatives near our Haiti South sponsor site. Anne-Marie does some small eel trading, but otherwise struggles to find stable employment. She is grateful that Andjelica has a Chalice sponsor, supporting her education costs. Andjelica is in grade four.

Ponnammal, 55 years old, lives with her daughter-in-law Lakshmi and her grandchildren. Both Ponnammal and Lakshmi lost their husbands, and so the sponsorship of her grandson Kalaiarasan has been a great source of support. Lakshmi is the breadwinner of the family, working as as an agricultural labourer. But she struggles to stretch her humble wages to provide for the family of four.

Rose Darlie is a high school student living with her family near our Haiti South sponsor site. Arnold, her father, is farmer, but struggles to yield enough from his farm to support his family or have a viable business. They are grateful that Rose Darlie has a Chalice sponsor supporting her with her education.

Punitha and her husband are agricultural daily wage workers. They have two daughters and two sons. Their eldest daughter is in university and their second daughter just completed grade 12. The first son, Jones, and his brother just completed grade 10. Punitha and her family are very grateful for Jones’ Chalice sponsor, who has helped him and his family achieve academically.

Amos and his sisters grew up with their parents near our Tamil sponsor site. Their parents are agricultural daily wage workers. His younger sister, Saral, is supported by a Chalice sponsor, and is now working towards her nursing degree. Amos completed his industrial training courses and is now working to help support his family.

Wood Mackenley is in his final year of study at the Lycée near our Haiti South sponsor site. Now 21, his Chalice sponsor has been a great support to him and his mother, who had to raise her family of nine children alone.

Denilson lives with his parents, Juan and Hermelinda, and his brother near our Don Bosco site in Paraguay. Hermelinda is currently the sole breadwinner of the family, selling second-hand clothes, because Juan suffered a back injury that prevents him from working as a bricklayer’s assistant. Hermelinda also cares for both her boys’ health needs. The family has been grateful to have Denilson sponsored through Chalice.

Esaiyamuthan is studying in sixth grade near our Tamil sponsor site in India. His father supports the family with his barbershop. His mother cares for his brother, Suseevan, at home because he was born with Down Syndrome. The family is very grateful that both Esaiyamuthan and Suseevan are supported by Chalice sponsors.

The economic ramifications of war hurt every family. The costs of basic needs, such as food and fuel, have increased dramatically in Ukraine as families deal with the fallout from Russia’s military invasion. The families and site staff need financial assistance to meet their immediate daily needs. That’s why we’re asking for your help.

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