Name:  Yana 

ID #:     RD 01230
Age:     10 years old 

Birth date:  June 22, 2011 
Country: Ukraine
Community:  Rivne Oblast

Dear Sponsor!

My name is Yana, I’m 9 years old. I study in the fifth grade, and my favorite subjects are Physical Education and Art. I like to spend my free time with my friends; we play various games, like football and hide-and-seek. I try to help my mom with housework. My favorite meals are pelmeni, pizza, and sweets. I have a large family: one sister and six brothers. I live with my parents in a house.

In the future, I dream of becoming a cook.  Thank you for helping me and my family! I hope very much that we become good friends!

Case-worker`s comments 2021

Yana is a calm, smart, friendly and cheerful girl who has a lot of friends and likes playing soccer, drawing, singing, and learning Bible verses and songs. She gladly helps her mother do the housework and attends Sunday school. The atmosphere within the family is not good:  Yana`s father abuses alcohol and often comes home drunk. Whenever the father goes to work to another city, the kids are very happy because he will not be at home for some time and there won`t be any quarrels between him and their mother. When he returns he brings back only a portion of the money  he earned (he will spend most of it on alcohol while away). The kids behave well, help their parents take care of the household and go to church. Yana`s older brother is already married and has his own family. Yana goes to church with her mother and some of her brothers. She truly believes that God will help her family in this difficult situation and prays for the salvation of her father and brothers. When she grows up, she wants to become a doctor to treat people for severe diseases. The financial situation is difficult: the family lives on the pension that the mother receives. The older kids are trying to find a job. Yana`s sister went to work to Poland but she broke her arm and came back home. Yana`s two brothers try to earn some money by helping people chop firewood or set up a fence. The father sometimes goes to work in Kyiv but he doesn`t always manage to find a job because of his alcohol addiction. The mother worries about her kids but she trusts in the Lord and is grateful to the church for support. She has hope that her children will have a good future and good life.The family raises chickens and pig and grow vegetables in the garden. They live in their own house, and they have been trying finish up its construction for 28 years. They are always delayed by materials, tools and skill to do the work themselves.  The living conditions are safe; the house looks neat and tidy. Yana and her family large family have a mother who has faith that God will supply for their simple needs. You can be the hands and feet of Jesus by being a sponsor. Food packages are a blessing each month to help stretch the grocery budget with basic food and hygiene items.