Sponsored by CCF
and the Belarusian Youth Organization of Mozyr, we are planning
to do a makeover on the home of Natasha Mitskevich and her elderly
the Russian for "home," conjures up images of the aroma of fresh-baked
dark bread, a toasty warm fire, and thick goose-down quilts
for those cold Belarusian winters. Not so at Natasha Mitskevich's
dom, which she shares with her frail grandma. Living in abject
poverty, their tiny flat is in disrepair, suffering from years
of filth and infestations. Every child deserves a clean, safe,
and secure home. Let's turn Natasha's dom into a warm and welcoming
place, so she can invite her "druziya"--friends--over for sleepovers!
is a view of Mozyr and a typical "dom," a Soviet-style building
consisting of dozens of flats. Situated on the Pripyat River,
Mozyr is surrounded by rolling hills. Prior to the Chernobyl
accident, Mozyr and environs were called "The Switzerland of
Belarus." Today, this region’s inhabitants struggle with widespread
contamination, a poor economy, and compromised health care.
Often, those who suffer the most are the children. Our project
gives them hope for a better future.
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