How to Help?

Please donate to ukrainian orphans and orphanages or read more about Friends of Svieta!

We need your support.

“Small streams flow together to create great rivers!”
We very strongly encourage small donations to be made every month or every couple of months. No donation is too small. And we welcome larger donations, which we are happy to discuss with prospective donors. Bank account.

Read about the achievements of Les Amis de Svieta 2000-2010.
Read about the achievements of Les Amis de Svieta 2011-2020.

Here is a list of actual projects needing your support:

  • Mykola was born with bilateral congenital deafness.
    He needs a hearing aid.
  • Robert was born with multiple and very severe complaints and defects. His mother abandoned him and now he lives in the orphanage in Nikolaiev (NBH). We expect costs of 50 US$ each month.
  • Elena was born with multiple and very severe congenital heart defect. Her mother abandoned her and now she lives in the orphanage in Nikolaiev (NBH).
  • Adriana was taken away from her family because of domestic violence. She suffers from heart disease as well as anemia and is mentally, motor and psychologically retarded. Adriana also lives in the orphanage (NBH).
  • Viktor spent the first year of his life in the children’s hospital, suffers from a congenital heart defect, brain damage, duodenal obstruction and is mentally, motor and psychologically retarded. Now he lives in the orphanage and has to go to Kiev for clarification on how to treat him further.
  • Zurupinsk boarding school (ZuBS) needs renovation of the second soviet-style bathroom. In 2018, the first bathroom was successfully renovated. For the second bathroom we now need €6’000.

Find out how you can make your donations here!

Previous projects for which funding has been secured

  • Sofia needs your help! Sofia needs €95 monthly for special medicines, special nutrition and for sensors to monitor her.
  • Second “Mother-Baby” department planned at NBH.
  • Boarding school in Zurupinsk needs a new bathroom. A cost estimate for the renovation of the first bathroom was made. The work will cost about CHF 6’000.- (6,000 US$).
  • Yaroslav was operated in Kiev Cardio Center (KCC) already and now he has to go back for a checkup. And this costs US$ 100 (~ € 100 or ~ CHF 100).
  • Little Sofia was born with two serious diagnoses: congenital heart disease and cleft palate. She needs a special protein rich diet to get stronger and this costs US$ 150 (~ € 145 or ~ CHF 150) each month.
  • 12 bathrooms in children’s bathroom renovation project in Nikolaiev Baby House were renovated. Total cost for this project was US$ 78,000 (~ € 50’000 or ~ CHF 80’000).
  • Two kids from NBH needed our help.
    Total amount is US$ 1,000 (€ 800 or CHF 1’100).
  • Three girls and a boy from NBH need heart surgery. Total amount is US$ 4,800 (~ € 3’200 or ~ CHF 5’800).
  • Efficiency enhancement in heating system at NBH.
    Total amount is US$ 7,500 or (CHF 8,200 or € 5,350).
  • NBH needs a new phone system with 24 internal and 3 external lines. Total cost US$ 4,000 (€ 3,200 or CHF 4,800).
  • Anti flue vaccine for NBH. Total amount is US$ 2,650 (~ € 1’800 or ~ CHF 2’300).
  • Dozorov needs heart surgery.
  • LAdS needs a new car.
    For an other used car we are looking for approx. $ 10,000 (CHF 10,000 or € 6,000).
  • Nikolay’s operation in Kiev will cost approx. $ 4,000 (CHF 4,000 or € 2,500).
  • Montessori outdoor playground in Nikolaiev Baby House. In order to complement the Montessori indoor classroom, an outdoor playground is being realized. We are short of US$ 4,900 (~ € 3’600 or ~ CHF 6’000) to finish it.
  • For final Montessori certification at Nikolaiev Baby House US$ 1,300 (~ € 750 or ~ CHF 1’200) are required.
  • Irina (13 months) and Vitaly (7 months) both have a cleft palate problem. Funding for the trip to Kiev for consultation at the center of maxillofacial surgery was secured.
  • Two young girls need your help. A generous sponsor from USA has agreed to ensure Nataliya and Ilona will be able to have orthopedical surgery. A huge thank you to them!
  • Viktoriya needed heart surgery. Verena from New Zealand has kindly accepted to cover extra costs generated by Vika’s longer stay at KCC. A huge thank you to her!

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