The town of Kovalyovo is located close to the city of Kostroma.
The Kovalyovo Orphanage was founded in 1996 by Father Andre Voronin and his wife. In 1999 a family system was put into place in the orphanage. Within each of the seven family groups are a variety of ages living together in a section of the orphanage so the older children can help the younger. The children do shopping, cleaning, and cooking themselves under the supervision of caregivers. They also take care of the animals living on orphanage grounds. The children attend school in the nearby village of Nerekhta.
With the partnership of Garber UMC, the children at Kovalyovo Orphanage have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Garber UMC community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Kovalyovo
Kostroma Sponsorship Coordinator
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Kovalyovo
Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.
Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
Story of Impact from Russia
The Impact of Visiting an Orphanage for 16 Years
Patti Smith / September 17, 2019
Our continued presence throughout their childhood and into adulthood affords us the opportunities to see the impact all of our visits have made over time.
Fund a Project at Kovalyovo
HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.
Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Kovalyovo Orphanage is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.
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