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  1. Three children on the way to Kiev

    Three children are on the way to Kiev this night: Egor, Elena and Viktor.
    Two children travel by night train with Vika and one child travels in an ambulance.


  2. An association is born!

    After months of preparation, the creation of the logo, a flyer and a newsletter was on the agenda for this summer. This caused the steering committee some headaches, as well as a lot of work and joy!


  3. Elena must go to the heart clinic in Kiev

    Elena was born with multiple and very serious congenital heart disease (tetralogy of fallot and patent foramen ovale). After having been abandoned by her mother she stayed at Nikolaev’s regional hospital, from where she was transferred to NBH at the age of only 1 month.


  4. Viktor must go to the heart clinic in Kiev

    Viktor was abandoned by his mother right after birth at the maternity house. He suffers from numerous medical conditions, including: congenital heart disease, brain damages, duodenal obstruction, mental, motor, psychological delays.


  5. Sofia is getting protein-rich food

    As a reminder, Sofia underwent surgery in Kiev in August 2020. The operation was long and difficult and Sofia spent 20 days in intensive care, where she barely survived. Her brain was too badly affected and the girl has no swallowing reflex.
    Read more here about the 2020 surgery.

    Our friends from USA, Helen and Jim Smith (Svieta Inc.) immediately agreed to support Sofia financially when we asked them. more

  6. Become a member of Friends of Svieta

    The association only exists through its generous member’s donations.
    “Large rivers are built from many small brooks!”

    Please consider becoming a new member by filling out this form.

    Thank you!

  7. Incorporation of the new association Freunde von Svieta / Amis de Svieta

    We are pleased to inform you that the incorporation of the new association Freunde von Svieta / Amis de Svieta 2.0 took place on June 26th 2021. Thus, there is again an active association with an active steering committee.

    Unfortunately, even after the first 20 years of support, the situation in Ukraine is still such that the disabled children in the orphanages urgently need our help. Therefore, a group of 5 people have decided to found the second edition of Freunde von Svieta / Amis de Svieta. more

  8. Svieta USA officially registered as non-profit

    Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc. has officially been registered as a non-profit organization in the United States and has opened a bank account allowing sponsors to send their donation tax free.
    Please read here how Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc. was established.

    Check to be made payable to:

    Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc.
    Attn. Jim Smith
    731 Binnacle Point Drive
    Longboat Key, FL 34228

    South State Bank

    contact details:

    Domestic wire info:
    Routing #063114030
    account # 0235903
    account name: Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc.
    Bank: South State Bank
    1101 1st Street South
    Winter Haven, FL 33880

    International incoming wire info:
    Routing #063114030
    account # 0235903
    account name: Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc.
    Bank: South State Bank
    400 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 1200
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    Swift # CSBKUS33

    It’s also possible to wire money by contacting Jim Smith, or cell phone #404-226-8638

  9. The Association in the USA

    How was Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc. born ?

    Address and bank details of Les Amis de Svieta USA!
    The Smith family decided to establish the American branch of “Les Amis de Svieta” in year 2002.
    Living in Georgia, Helen and Jim had already adopted Sarah Ann in summer 2001 from Nikolaiev baby house. During that first ukrainian experience, they realized all problems encountered by baby house director to manage her orphanage.


  10. Egor and Sofia are on the way to Kiev

    Update 23.06.2021
    Egor was successfully operated last week on June 16th at Kiev’s institute of maxillofacial surgery. The operation and post operation period ran smoothly. Yesterday Egor was discharged from the hospital. Together with his nurse they took the night train and have safely come back to NBH today.
    His next trip to Kiev is scheduled in 6 months for a checkup.
    The administration of NBH and all caregivers heartedly thank you for making this trip and child’s treatment possible.