In this section we present the needs of families. There are lots of families who have suffered because of the military conflict. We understand we cannot help each one of them, therefore, we carefully select families which are under very special situations. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the situations of 2 families.
It is a tragic story indeed. Natalia is 40 with 4 kids and the youngest is just 3. Natalia’s husband was killed by the Ukrainian armed forces in August 2014. He was evacuating people from the war zone with his car and at one of the Ukrainian checkpoints he was mistakenly taken as a separatists and killed. What makes it even worse is that he was a pro-Ukrainian patriot himself. The body was not delivered to the family for a burial for several months. After that, Natalia’s mom got cancer and died. So the widow has no close relatives left, but as she witnessed to us, the Lord has granted her grace to forgive those who killed her husband.
They had to move back to the occupied area and live in the area very close to where MH17 flight crashed. They witnessed fragments of bodies; people’s belongings; parts of a plane falling into their yards. The house they presently live in has no good living conditions. They need to install a restroom and shower in the house and fix the kitchen. The overall cost of the project is $5,000.00. The funds raised-up by this time are equal to $2,000.00 USD. The remaining cost of the project is $3,000.00.
A family of 5 kids, ages from 15 to 3. Before the war they lived in the town of Pervomaisk, Lugansk region. They are a hard-working family, working on their own farm. The livestock provided the family with meat, milk and other necessities. There were enough foods to eat and to sell for their livelihood. When the war came, their house was destroyed and a lot of farm animals were killed. For sometime they had to hide themselves in the basement of their home.
They left Pervomaisk and now are trying to start over in Kiev region of Central Ukraine. They asked us to help them with the funds needed to start farming. For the cows, equipment and feeds they need $2,200.00. With their experience in farming they hope this start-up funding will aid them start their life over.