UKRAINE - HOME FOR ELDERLY - $8 500
Update: As of October 27, we have received enough funds to purchase this home! Thanks so much to all who gave generously to help this project!
Anna Serbo has a dream. She dreams of a home for elderly ladies who have 'graduated' from the drug or alcohol rehabilitation center. Some of these women are older and show clear evidence that God has changed their hearts during their time in the rehab center - but they have no relatives and no permanent residence. To return to the cities places them at risk to return to their old friends and lifestyle. They need to stay together and stay close to the church where Oleg, her husband is pastor. Anna's dream is to provide them with a real home to live in, stay safe, and remain in the community of the church. Due to the tough economic times in their region, homes can be purchased for as little as $8 500. COAH is raising funds to purchase such a home for the elderly women. Can you help?
UKRAINE - SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE - $15 000
Update: As of November 11, we have received $11 800 already!
The Azarov family is from Lugansk, in the east of Ukraine. For many years they had successfully operated a greenhouse business, mainly growing tulips, using only the best bulbs from the Netherlands. Their products always were in demand, due to their quality. However, due to the war, they had to flee, leaving their business behind, and re-settling in the Carpathian region of Ukraine.
COAH would like to help this hard-working Christian family get back on their feet and become self-sufficient again. We believe they will be successful, as this business is not new to them. One of the boys, Anton, visited the Netherlands recently and was impressed with the advanced growing methods used there, and hopes to implement them in their business. The project will provide work for nine adults and their families.
Once the business is operational, the Azarov’s intend to re-pay the $5 000 loan to be used for other projects; in addition, they will give 10% of their profits for the first 5 years to support other Christian refugees with their small business initiatives.