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Happy Home #3 in Ukrainka finally has gas service!

The largest house in the children’s ecovillage in Ukrainka is free of problems with gas cylinders, and heating is simpler.
Author: Albert Pavlov, deti.zp.ua Published: February 9, 2020, 15:05 493

We completed the construction of Happy Home #3 in the children’s ecovillage in Ukrainka in 2016, but the house was heated only by wood, and families used compressed natural gas for cooking. For a large family with adopted children, all this led to unnecessary worries and risks.

We began connecting to the gas system in winter 2018. Even though underground gas already line passed nearby, the connection process was both expensive and a bureaucratic nightmare. We had a rough time with ZaporizhGaz company and its Tokmak and Mykhailivsky branches which dragged out every stage for months. In overcoming the seventh circle of Hades, we finally managed to complete the connection after a year and a half.

Thanks to support from the caring man Vladimir, we paid all connection fees and purchased a modern double-loop gas boiler. Significant charity assistance was provided to us by the company StroGaz of Zaporizhzhia. These people donated all labor, materials, and equipment, competently laid about 100 meters of pipe into the ground, and connected all equipment. We are sincerely grateful to all the people from StroGaz and especially to their chief, Oleksiy Fydria.

We have ordered service for Happy Home #4. We really hope that the monopolist ZaporizhGaz will stop dragging out the process and in spring 2020 we will be able to start gas service into this home of a large foster family. For you, a connection is very easy when you donate what you can. We gratefully acknowledge all contributions.


Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation
You donated $263 958 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

159 sick children: $157 717 
Medical equipment: $9 599
To disabled orphans: $29 708
To eco-village for orphans: $14 714
To orphans and poor families: $5 932
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 471
Administration and fundraising: $28 232
Total sum of expenses: $263 855 

$4 831 282 donated since 2007

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Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - mixed form cystic fibrosis

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - mixed form cystic fibrosis

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Evgeny Sechin, born 2002 - Acute myeloid leukemia

Evgeny Sechin, born 2002 - Acute myeloid leukemia


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A Child Needs a Family: Kirill D., born in 2008

A Child Needs a Family: Eugene, born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Eugene, born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Stepan S., born in 2013

A Child Needs a Family: Stepan S., born in 2013