Gratitude amidst war
When Inesa Baranova from Mariupol, a mother of two children, describes her war story, she can’t help but cry.
“We’ve been through hell. We were in the cellar for almost a month, without water and food. It was -12 degrees outside, we drained the water from the boilers, but even that was sometimes not possible because it froze.
On March 18 at 9:12 in the morning, the yard of our house was hit by an aerial missile. A terrible thing happened, we buried 13 people. And then my daughter was hurt. We carried her covered in blood, we were all covered in blood. Fortunately, the hospital was still standing and doctors were providing aid and sewing up wounds.
Our yard was a mess when we returned from the hospital two hours later. Everything burned, all the cars, including ours, there were no windows, only an empty hole. We had to stay another week before we could leave Mariupol.”
Inesa and her children then got to Kiev, where she learned about the help provided by ADRA to the victims of the war. She also appreciates that the help came at the right time. “I didn’t even expect you to help us so quickly. Very fast indeed. We just filled out the form and within a week we already had support. This money helped us a lot in the beginning. We spent it on the basics – clothes, school and household items that we really missed. Thank you for everything.”
The ADRA Czech Republic is currently providing financial assistance for three months in the amount of 2200 Ukrainian hryvnias (60 euros) per month. “We consider providing financial support to be the most effective way of helping because people can decide for themselves what they need most and what is most important to them at that moment,” ADRA Czech Republic representative explains.