SUCCESS STORY: ADRA Ukraine (surviving winter)

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ADRA Ukraine helps people in need to survive winter

A selection of success stories of the Ukraine NGO Forum’s members
that provide humanitarian aid to the conflict-affected populations in the east of Ukraine

79 years old Olga Mykolaivna* lives in Umanske village, which is located in Donetsk Oblast, Eastern Ukraine. Previously she worked as Ukrainian language and literature teacher in local school, by now she is retired. Olga* lives alone. Her house is old and shabby, and it is very difficult to heat it during winter period.

This winter Olga* became a part of “Winterization Relief in Eastern Ukraine Response” project implemented by ADRA Ukraine, and funded by ADRA International and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The aim of project is to help needy people affected by armed conflict in Ukraine to survive through winter.

Olga received 4 tons of coal to heat her house during cold winter months. She was very grateful to everyone who supported her.

“Previous year It was extremely cold, in my house, so I was forced to collect wood in the forest. The temperature in rooms, before receiving the coal, was below zero. To buy the good quality coal you need to pay 7,000 UAH [265 USD] per 1 ton. For pensioner it’s very high price. I’m receiving pension from government, but it is not enough. From this money I need to pay for utilities, food and medicine. During whole winter period I heated my house with coal I received from you. So thank you for all the good things that you are doing! This kind of support is very important!” – shared Olga.

Credits: Umanske, May 2019, monitoring visit with representatives of LDS. ADRA Ukraine/Olha Sydorova

Credits: Umanske, May 2019, monitoring visit with representatives of LDS. ADRA Ukraine/Olha Sydorova