This year our Christmas appeal is on behalf of our partner charity, Mkurnali. Global events have led to significant rent rises in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Mkurnali are on the front line, providing accommodation to families and young people who would otherwise have nowhere to go.
Grigol’s* family are one of two new families at Mkurnali’s shelter. In 2020 we reported how he was taken in by Mkurnali after he lost his job and attempted suicide. He had since moved out, found work and married. Now a new baby and rent rises mean that he can no longer provide for his family.
The charity have created a loft extension so they can offer more housing. They have more renovations to complete and a bathroom to install before they are able to welcome two more families from their waiting list. We know that this is a difficult year for many, but if you can spare a little, together we can help them house more desperate families.
*Not his real name
Our winter newsletter is out today. Download it to read about:
- our Christmas appeal for homeless families in Tbilis, Georgia,
- how our Russian projects are coping in the current climate,
- a recent visit of Kondopoga children to St Petersburg
- how Sunflower is training professionals to improve care for orphanage-leavers across Russia,
- and more