Within the project "Relatives" organized by Warmed Heart and Moscow- based charity "Joyful aging" (https://starikam.org/) we intend to help elder people from Russia living on the edge of poverty, who are left alone and have nobody to take care of them.
Our goal is to be able to provide them with regular financial help of at least £50 per month. Even this amount can significantly improve their quality of life. Also, awareness of the fact that they can rely on the regular help gives them a strong psychological support.
The family of Egorovi (Pereyaslavl - Zalessky)
Valentin Nikolaevich (65 y.o) is a pensioner, the doctor in the past, he is a 1st group handicap. As the result of the multiple health complications his left leg was amputated and now he needs an expensive treatment for improving blood circulation. His wife Nadejda Ivanovna (63 y.o) is also a pensioner and a 1st group handicap with diabetes. The family lives in the house with a damaged roof where water leaks into the room that resulted in mold appearance what is impairing their health condition.
Neonila Vasilievna, 67 y.o (Sevastopol)
Neonila Vasilevna lost her both sons in 2000 and 2004. She doesn’t have other relatives. She is a 2d group handicap and can walk only with baby-walkers. For this reason for the past years she never went outside her flat. Neonila Vasilievna underwent several medical operations in the past years – thrombus removal from her arm and on her leg, that started to rot as doctors set a wrong diagnosis. Unfortunately, her pension of 11.000 RUB is not covering all necessary things Neonila Vasilievna needs to maintain a relatively normal lifestyle.
Zinaida Sidorovna, 70 y.o (Ryasan)
Zinaida Sidorovna has a son who through deception forced her to sell her flat, leaving his mother on the streets. At the moment she lives in a dormitory. Zinaida Sidorovna has health issues and is taken to a hospital every month, she can walk only with crunches.
Valentina Nikolaevna, 80 y.o (Pskov)
Valentina Nikolaevna is divorced, she doesn't have her own place to live as her house was burnt due to an accident. At the moment she lives with her handicap sister in the dormitory. Valentina Nikolaevna has health problems and needs to purchase lots of medicine regularly.
Klavdiya Nikolaevna, 67 y.o (Vologda)
Klavdiya Nikolaevna is a 2d group handicap, she is diagnosed with a number of serious diseases, including diabetes. She stays most of the time in the bed as she can hardly walk. Her only relative is her adopted son who struggles himself. Her whole pension is spent monthly on medicines.
The family of Zubrovi (Pskov)
Gennadiy (80 y.o) and Valentina (78 y.o) worked as teachers in the village in Pskov. They have one daughter who works as a nurse and has not enough money to support her two little children that she is raising alone. Valentina has problems with her eyesight, all domestic errands used to be taken care of by her husband. However, recently he went through an urgent surgical operation. They had to sell the cow to cover its cost. At the moment they need money for medicine.