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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, 15:05 365

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 $180 129 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

120 sick children: $93 996 
Medical equipment: $6 836
To disabled orphans: $20 820
To eco-village for orphans: $11 278
To orphans and poor families: $4 018
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 234
Administration and fundraising: $18 118
Total sum of expenses: $169 324 

$4 748 043 donated since 2007

They need help:

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

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Natalya Kisluk, born February 28, 1992 - 24 years old - mixed form cystic fibrosis.

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, 14 years old, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, 14 years old, high degree cystic fibrosis


A Child Needs a Family: Danil, born in 2004

A Child Needs a Family: Danil, born in 2004

A Child Needs a Family: Sergey S., born in  2008

A Child Needs a Family: Sergey S., born in 2008

A Child Needs a Family: Kristina K., born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Kristina K., born in 2005