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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has damaged or destroyed the homes of 800,000 Ukrainian people.
The Path of Home Ownership in Ukraine
Most Ukrainians do not have a mortgage. Ukrainians will live with family members or rent inexpensive tiny apartments while they save money to buy an apartment or build a house. A family will save money and buy a piece of land. They save again and build the foundation. The saving process continues, building each section of the home, one section at a time. Most of the families we know have built their homes over a five-to-ten-year period. It takes a long time, but in the end, their home is paid for with no mortgage.
Homeowners’ Insurance is a Luxury for the Very Wealthy.
Homeowners insurance is still a relatively new idea in Ukraine. Many people cannot afford to pay a monthly premium. For the few who have insurance, the question is, “will my insurance company cover damage caused by war?” After years of living with family, saving money, and building their home one section at a time, most Ukrainian families have to start over if their home has been destroyed by war.
Will the Ukrainian Government Help Rebuild Homes?
Yes, there is a program in place to help people. However, rebuilding hospitals, public schools and universities, bridges, roads, and businesses that keep the economy moving will cost an estimated 200 billion dollars. Rebuilding Ukraine will take years to accomplish. In the meantime, Ukrainian families have only thin plastic as a roof and windows to keep them warm and dry while they wait for help.
Your donation today will help New Horizons provide a new roof and windows
to keep a Ukrainian family warm and dry.
As profound as the housing crisis is, another effect of this war
will impact Ukraine for generations.
One in five Ukrainians is now a trauma survivor. New Horizons wants to help people do more than survive; we want to help children, moms and dads, grandparents, and our veterans thrive.
“The legacy of this war will be a traumatized generation,”
According to Serhii Lukashov,
National director of SOS Children’s Villages Ukraine
UNICEF reports that “two out of every three boys and girls have had to flee their homes.” The impact on children who experience the violence of war and are forced to flee is increased anxiety, fear, easily startled, attention-seeking behavior, difficulty sleeping, difficulty in school, and depression. Left untreated, children will experience problems in learning, aggressive behavior, depression, and substance abuse as they age, affecting them into adulthood. The same symptoms are recognized in adults who have no outlet to process the trauma they have survived.
New Horizons cooperates with trauma experts to respond to loss suffered by children and their families in Ukraine. With your help, we provide healing play camps for children and hope groups for adult survivors. Our efforts offer psychological first aid to equip children and adults with the tools to understand and process the horror of war they have survived.
Our goal is to offer Healing Play Camps and Hope groups for women, men, and veterans throughout Ukraine. Accomplishing our goal will help renew and restore a generation for the future health of Ukraine.
We thank our partners for their years of worldwide experience in trauma care and resources now at work, healing children and adults in Ukraine.
Your donation today will help New Horizons help restore and renew
a generation of children and adults in Ukraine.
New Horizons is fiscally sponsored by Humanitarian Social Innovations, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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