ID #: SZ 01420
Birth date: October 17, 2011
Community: Zhytomyr Oblast
My name is Vira Yaroshenko and I am 10 years old. I live in a town. Mother works as a health worker. I play wrestling with my sister, Anna, and build Lego with Tymofii. Classmate Tetyana is my best friend, because we spend most of our time together. I play the game of tag with her. I study in the 5th grade, in a school nearby, where I spend my time from 9 am to 2 pm. I don’t like Math and do like English: it is my favorite school subject. My favorite dish is mashed potato and sausages, and the most common dish at home is macaroni. For holidays, mom bakes cakes with apples and cherries. In my spare time, I like drawing and playing with my older brother.
When I grow up, I want to become a teacher.
Thank you for reaching out to me. I’ll be praying that God bless you.
Caseworker`s comments 2021
Vira is a cheerful and persistent girl from a low-income family. Vira`s father died of stomach cancer, so her mother raises three kids alone. The family members get along very well, and the mother tries to bring up her kids to be polite and friendly. Vira and her siblings like to spend their free time together. Vira and Anna, her sister, enjoy playing with dolls together. As for her brother Tymofii, they like putting Lego together. All of them love when their mom tells them interesting stories.
As for the financial state of the family, the mother receives state allowance for loss of breadwinner which is hardly enough to buy food and clothes for her kids. Their financial state is poor; the kids need clothes, footwear and groceries. The family lives in a one-room apartment which needs some improvements. There is not enough room for three kids, and they are all still young. What will it be like when the children are older?
Vira and her family will benefit with your sponsorship. They just manage now but could thrive if given a helping hand. Can you be that helping hand at $35 per month as Vira’s sponsor to age 18?
Polissa region is west of Kyiv in northern Ukraine. People live in small private houses that need repair. This area is affected by Chornobyl nuclear energy disaster of 1986. The winds blew the radiation 500 km towards this area, and it is the cause of many cancers and health concerns of parents and children who live there today. Employment is hard to find and often only seasonal. People travel to other countries during off season for work. Mothers are often left to raise large families alone, with no resources or support.