Makariev Orphanage

Makariev Orphanage is located in the Kostroma region of Russia and was founded in February 1995. The orphanage holds up to 30 children and is divided into “family groups,” with each group containing mixed ages of children. 

With the partnership of Garber UMC, the children at Makariev Orphanage have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Garber UMC community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Makariev

Yana Arkhipova
Kostroma Sponsorship Coordinator

Orion Netsanet
Strategic Partnership Director

Patti Smith
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Makariev

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.

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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.

A fundraiser for Makariev 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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