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  1. Bathtub and changing table needed

    “I will manage everything if my mum is nearby” at NBH is an unprecedented project. Until now, we had no experience with hosting adults at NBH (mothers in this case). That’s why we now face a challange we couldn’t foresee, also the project is already “ongoing”. Bathroom reconstruction is the problem. Bathrooms were just big enough for children. Now the same bathroom will be used by both the mother and her child. For example now we need to install a shower cabin and a sink for the mother, which leaves no more space for the changing table and baby bathtub.

    That’s why we came up with the following idea: bathtub and changing table kombi.


  2. “I will manage everything if my mum is nearby”

    Updated news regarding “baby-mum” project here!

    There is nothing more important in life of any child than mother.

    We are proud to announce the launch of a new and unprecedented project at NBH designed for mums with a handicapped child. more

  3. Shoes for Zurupinsk boarding school

    Lack of clothes and especially shoes for children have always been a problem for all Ukrainian orphanages. If we are talking about boarding school for children between 5 and 18, plus economical situation when all the prices in Ukraine have exploded, you can say without any hesitation this is one of the biggest problem nowadays.

    That’s why when ZuBS applied to Les Amis de Svieta with the request to help them to buy shoes for children, we knew right away we had to help somehow. Luckily enough we had an opportunity to get 50 pair of shoes at a very good price , which were paid by our friend and sponsor Hanni.


    Thank you Hanni for your kindness, generosity, care and participation. Your contribution constantly has been helping Ukrainian children all these years!


  4. Olga Ivanovna is scheduled for radiation therapy in Kiev

    Updated news January 23rd, 2016 Olga Ivanovna is doing fine and coping well with radiation therapy!

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  5. Olga Ivanovna goes to Kiev for yet an other chemo therapy

    Updated news December 31st, 2015 Olga is at home, recovering from chemo therapy!

    A big THANK YOU to all of you who have donated money to make this cancer treatment possible!!!

    Olga Ivanovna and her daughter Sasha waiting outside the night train from Nikolaiev to Kiev.

    Update December 31st, 2015
    Olga is currently at home in Nikolaiev, recovering from chemo therapy. Olga still feels weak and gets tired quickly but sickness is almost gone. Olga goes to work at NBH for a few hours each day.
    In 2016, Olga will have to travel again to Kiev, for Radiation Oncology.

    Needless to say, we urgently need more donations to enable Olga to continue the best treatment for her particular situation. Please help!

    Donations for Olga Ivanovna:
    If you would like to donate, please contact directly, so she can send you instructions on how and where to send money.

    Here you can read about the operation in November 2015.
    And here you can read how it all began at the beginning of October 2015.

  6. Anti-Flu Vaccine for NBH & KrBH 2015

    Updated news December 16th, 2015 Anti-Flu Vaccine program finished successfully!!!!

    Nikolaiev Baby House and Kremenchuk Baby House need support for their yearly anti-flu vaccine program. Last year both Baby Houses were able to find sponsors for their respective anti-flu vaccination and this year we would like to help NBH & KrBH to find sponsors again! The success story was posted here. more

  7. Max and Yaroslav on the way to Kiev

    Updated news November 23rd, 2015 Max and Yaroslav on their way home to Nikolaiev!!!!

    Max, Yaroslav and Vika went by train to Kiev. It is the third trip for Max, while for Yaroslav it is the second trip.

    Max has to go to Kiev every six month or so. We reported about his second trip here.


  8. Michail has inborn immunodeficiency

    Vika and Michail travelled to Kiev for a first time in May and she travelled with Michail a second time to Kiev on September 28th.
    Michael suffers from an rare form of inborn immunodeficiency. This means that his immune system does not work properly and can’t resist infections (though he is not HIV positive) and second his body does not keep protein which he receives with food.

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    Michail is already 13 months. What is strange, he is in good health. He is active and eats quite a bit. more

  9. URGENT: Olga Ivanovna, Director of NBH, sick, breast cancer!

    Updated news October 1st, 2015 Olga was in Kiev and is back home, tumor size reduced!

    Olga Ivanovna, Director of the Nikolaiev Baby House (NBH), has developed cancer and requires urgent treatment. Unfortunately in Ukraine, patients have to pay everything themselves. Public health insurance does not exist and Olga will receive only the treatment she can pay for. If she cannot pay for required medication (chemo therapy), she will not get it. We need donations! more

  10. Zurupinsk boarding school (ZuBS)

    Les Amis de Svieta has quite a long ‚relationship‘ with the boarding school of Zurupinsk (ZuBS). It was back in 2006 when we first met Olga Igorivna, the girl from Zurupinsk.
    Zurupinsk boarding school is similar to ‘school internat’ N°5 in Nikolaiev, where children go after they leave NBH. The only difference is that disabled children go to Zurupinsk boarding school, where they study and learn a profession, if that is at all possible for them.
    In 2015 Karina was sent to ZuBS and so we had learned of their needs to improve the living conditions of those disabled orphans. more