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  1. Egor must be brought back to Kiev

    News 19.9.2021: Egor is on his way to Kiev!

    Viktoria Dobrzhynska is now traveling with Egor and a nurse on the night train from Nikolaiev to Kiev. The journey takes 9.5 hours for a distance of almost 500 km.

    We estimate the cost of his 3rd trip to Kiev to the eye clinic to be €250.


  2. Three children on the way to Kiev

    Three children are on the way to Kiev this night: Egor, Elena and Viktor.
    Two children travel by night train with Vika and one child travels in an ambulance.


  3. An association is born!

    After months of preparation, the creation of the logo, a flyer and a newsletter was on the agenda for this summer. This caused the steering committee some headaches, as well as a lot of work and joy!


  4. Adriana must be examined at Cardio Center (KCC)

    Adriana came to the orphanage in Nikolaiev (NBH) at the age of 11 months. The girl was taken away from the family because of domestic violence and bad handling of the child.


  5. Elena must go to the heart clinic in Kiev

    Elena was born with multiple and very serious congenital heart disease (tetralogy of fallot and patent foramen ovale). After having been abandoned by her mother she stayed at Nikolaev’s regional hospital, from where she was transferred to NBH at the age of only 1 month.


  6. Viktor must go to the heart clinic in Kiev

    Viktor was abandoned by his mother right after birth at the maternity house. He suffers from numerous medical conditions, including: congenital heart disease, brain damages, duodenal obstruction, mental, motor, psychological delays.


  7. Sofia is getting protein-rich food

    As a reminder, Sofia underwent surgery in Kiev in August 2020. The operation was long and difficult and Sofia spent 20 days in intensive care, where she barely survived. Her brain was too badly affected and the girl has no swallowing reflex.
    Read more here about the 2020 surgery.

    Our friends from USA, Helen and Jim Smith (Svieta Inc.) immediately agreed to support Sofia financially when we asked them. more

  8. Become a member of Friends of Svieta

    The association only exists through its generous member’s donations.
    “Large rivers are built from many small brooks!”

    Please consider becoming a new member by filling out this form.

    Thank you!

  9. Incorporation of the new association Freunde von Svieta / Amis de Svieta

    We are pleased to inform you that the incorporation of the new association Freunde von Svieta / Amis de Svieta 2.0 took place on June 26th 2021. Thus, there is again an active association with an active steering committee.

    Unfortunately, even after the first 20 years of support, the situation in Ukraine is still such that the disabled children in the orphanages urgently need our help. Therefore, a group of 5 people have decided to found the second edition of Freunde von Svieta / Amis de Svieta. more

  10. Svieta USA officially registered as non-profit

    Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc. has officially been registered as a non-profit organization in the United States and has opened a bank account allowing sponsors to send their donation tax free.
    Please read here how Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc. was established.
    Check to be made payable to:

    Les Amis de Svieta USA, Inc.
    Attn. Jim Smith
    731 Binnacle Point Drive
    Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Bank contact is:

    Habersham Bank, in Clarkesville, GA

    It’s also possible to wire money by contacting Jim Smith, or cell phone #404-226-8638