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OEK142 Shelter for mother and child (Vatutine)

projectdescription

The organi­zation Mercy House offers in Ukraine shelter to single (young) women with their babies and children who live in difficult circum­stances. Mercy House provides food and clothing and teaches them basic skills such as cooking and budget management. The mothers try to work or get an education and take care of the children. With the right guidance, the mothers get their self-esteem back, they are more confident and they have the courage to face the future! 

waarom dit project?

Pregnant girls and young mothers are often on their own in Ukraine. The number of abortions and abandoned children is therefore large. Domestic violence and family conflicts are also common. Mercy House helps these women become self-reliant and create a home for their children.

impact

By offering the mothers bed, bath and bread, they can meanwhile work towards an independent life. A job is an important part of that. The mothers also build  a social network. With the guidance of  Mercy House, the mothers get their lives back on track, especially emoti­o­nally and finan­cially. Their children flourish because of it. A stable childhood is priceless.

what can we learn?

In addition to profes­sional help, a good neighbor or colleague can be very important for single parents.

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