DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Illiteracy and unemployment are defining characteristics in the town of Smotrych. People live in very difficult conditions and some who are working must wait up to three months for their pay. Many men leave town for work in Western European countries while escaping conscription to the Army, leaving young mothers to provide for their children. Ukrainians make up most of the population but 130 nationalities are present. The Daughters of Charity run the House of Mercy, a newly formed charity, in cooperation with a local priest. The Sisters and church volunteers care for 30 people with 24-hour care. During weekdays the Sisters organize activities for 30 children and youth ages 4 to 20 and do home visits to the elderly. The Sisters are seeking support for the running of activities at the House of Mercy. They are requesting funding for nutrition, medicines, utilities, small repairs, children’s activities and products for various kinds of care.
|Main Category||Human/Social Services|
|Sub Category||Boys (under 18), Disabled, Girls (under 18), Men, Operational Support, Women|