The project was aimed at providing support to the population of Ukraine that suffered from military actions, and covered the following regions: Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk.
A total of UAH 17,096,220 was paid to 2,567 people. Payments were made in the amount of UAH 6,660 for three months for one person.
Olena Marchenko from Mariupol who shared her story with us was among people who received assistance.
Olena came to Kyiv with her family on April 16. They were evacuating as a large family of six after their home caught fire.
The Marchenko family also took a girl with them, the daughter of their acquaintances. The girl’s father stayed in Mariupol with his parents because he didn’t want to leave them alone, but soon the Marchenko family lost connection with him.
“We thought that in 2014 everything would end with a few explosions. We hoped for it even at the beginning of a full-scale war,” Olena says.
The family came to Kyiv with minimal money, so they turned to ADRA Ukraine for financial assistance. This assistance was provided very quickly, thanks to which the family was able to rent an apartment in the capital.
Olena heard about this charitable organization before. Back in 2014, she heard that ADRA delivered drinking water to those regions of Ukraine where there were problems with water supply. At that time, many people lived in villages near the front, there was no access to drinking water.
“I know this organization because it helps people in need a lot,” says Olena. — We are also grateful for your help today because we knocked on all the doors and for six months, unfortunately, no one answered us. Only ADRA Ukraine has helped”