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Chernovetskyi Charity Fund

Going to school barefoot!

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June 20, 2021
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Six-year-old Oto looks at his holey shoes with annoyance. “Do you want to go to school, dear?" - I try to insinuatingly find out what upsets him so much. "Sure! Everyone goes to school, and I want too! What do you think will my feet get wet?" Dressed literally in rags, the little boy met us by a strange building, which only remotely looked like a house.
Charity number:
$ 808.39
( 108 Donors )
Project completed!

Can you imagine - our mother can smile!!! And she becomes so beautiful! She just cried and cried before...


“How can I thank you? - Inga, a mother of six, is about to throw herself at us. It is no longer possible to recognize in her that drooping, dejected woman whom we met just a few months ago. “You gave so much joy to my children, I have already forgotten how their laughter sounds.”

Recently in our post “Going to school barefoot!” we told you about the problems of this wonderful Georgian family. 

“We not only have no computer, but even a simple phone so that they can attend online lessons. I'm terrified, they missed a complete year!“ - poor woman was in complete despair.

Now, thanks to you, boys have two tablets!“Don't get me wrong, this is a serious device, I learn with it!" - 7-year-old Oto declares. "We can also watch cartoons and play!" - the boy's face beams. “We didn't have a TV set, the boys were deprived of the simplest entertainment,” - Inga recalls bitterly.

Friends, you have given huge joy to this family. It is thanks to your kind hearts that 7-year-old Oto, 11-year-old Dato, 13-year-old Luka and 15-year-old Giorgi now have the brilliant opportunity to both learn and to entertain themselves. And their mother is happy with her new refrigerator, which flaunts instead of an old rotten ruin with a falling off door.

“I don’t even remember the last time we received gifts. Thank you!" 

  Inga: You can't even imagine what a huge joy you gave us! I just don't have enough words to express my gratitude! Extreme despair led me to your Fund, I could not even imagine that in such a difficult time anyone would respond to my cry for help. Oh, how wrong I was... Now, thanks to your kind readers, my children have the opportunity to learn, they no longer miss lessons, and this is no less important than their daily bread. I went crazy with the thought that my sons hadn't attended classes for almost a year, because there was no computer or even a simple phone. And now they have a tablet, and not one, but two! Just enough because they study in different shifts. I cannot describe to you what was happening here when your employees brought us gifts: the boys were jumping and shouting with joy. Of course, no one has given them anything for so long, they have forgotten what joy is. “Mom, is this all for us? Aren’t they wrong?" - they asked me.

“Just compare: It feels like you had wiped away sadness from their faces.”

    - You also asked for...

  Inga: Fridge! You can't even imagine what a pleasure it is to see this beautiful refrigerator when you walk into the kitchen. Our old refrigerator‘s door fell off, it was no longer good for anything. For us, food is worth its weight in gold - it's so hard for us to get it. And when you cook something, and the next day you have to throw it away because it went bad - it is terrible. You made us a wonderful gift! If I could express my emotions like my children do, I would throw myself at you!

  - Could you please tell us what you felt, what changed after the post was published?

Inga: To be honest, at first, I was a little bit embarrassed to ask for help when such things were happening in the country and all over the world. It's hard for everyone now. But I could no longer sit back and watch how my children were suffering. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the number of people who were ready to help us! Probably, someone took this money away from their own family and shared it with my children! From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone who did not pass by our misfortune, everyone who at least read our story and their heart skipped a beat! May the Lord bless you, and each penny will return a hundredfold to you!

“Can we hug you and kiss you? Is it really for us? Aren’t you mistaken? As many as two of them!!! "

  - What does this support and help mean to you?

  Inga: My husband and I are used to counting only on ourselves because he was raised in an orphanage, and I grew up in a large family. And when the situation became hopeless, it seemed to us that this was the end. It wouldn’t even have crossed our minds to ask someone for anything. I was afraid of the coming of each new day. Thanks to my daughter’s tip - she saw on Facebook how many unfortunate people you helped. After the publication, I realized that I was not alone facing my problems, that there are many kind people in the world who are not indifferent to our misfortune, and who are ready to lend a helping hand! Hope settled in my heart again, I realized that we were not alone! It is so important to realize that - it gives you strength and faith in a new future!

- Inga, was there any respond to our post from the local authorities?

  Inga: Oh, what are you talking about... (Waves her hand hopelessly.) The house where we lived collapsed, we had to rent an apartment, and this is a disaster for us. The children already lived from hand to mouth, and then we got the extra expenses because of rent. I have repeatedly addressed them, I asked them to help us, but no one responded.

Do you recognize in the photo on the right those sad boys we introduced to you a couple of months ago? They're like different people.

  - Oto, will you show me your new toy?

  Oto (7-year-old): Ma’am, it is not a toy! This is a serious device - I learn using it!

  - What a good boy you are! Do you only learn using it?

  Oto: I also play games and watch cartoons!

  Luka (13-year-old): We didn't have a TV when you gave us these tablets. The little ones were so happy!

  Inga: True, the children had no entertainment at all. The tablets became a real salvation!

“Type “GTA”, let’s play together. You will play on your tablet, and I’ll play on mine"

  - Do you quarrel, guys? There are five of you, and there are only two tablets?

  Dato (11-year-old): No! We have lessons at different times: two of us have them in the morning, two of us - in the evening, just enough!

  Luka: Oto and Dato are just babies - at first, they wouldn't let tablets out of their hands, and they put them under the pillow at night! So, we have to give up. Saba, Giorgi and I are adults. The main thing is that mom started smiling again.

  Dato: She is so beautiful when she laughs! She used to be so sad all the time until you came.

“I don’t want to part with my new tablet, now I take it everywhere I go”

  - Inga, we are happy that you started smiling again! But surely there are still many unresolved problems you have...

  Inga: Of course, there are still many problems, but my conscience wouldn’t let me bother you. We still have problems with foodstuffs, although my husband started working as taxi driver again. But whatever he earns is barely enough to buy fuel and rent a car. Sometimes he can't even buy bread. Renting an apartment became an unbearable burden for us... Plus utility bills, winter is just around the corner. Food and firewood are our main problem now. Lord, if you only knew how grateful I am to all of you! For your gifts, for your empathy, for that boundless joy that you gave to my sons! May this happiness return to you and your families a hundredfold! God bless you!

"Hush, hush, the lesson begins!" - the boys have missed an entire school year. It's time to catch up!


  Friends, thanks to your kindness and responsiveness, another family has become happier, the boys' eyes shine with happiness, and their mother Inga has learned to smile again. You gave the children the opportunity to learn and not only to learn, but to entertain as well - they used to be deprived of any entertainment.

  But they still need our help and support. A large family lives in a rented apartment and can barely make ends meet. They are in dire need of firewood and food, because the allowance and modest income of the father of the family is not enough even for the most basic things!

  Our problems are nothing if compared... Here are true misfortunes, in front of your eyes! Just thank the Lord for what you have. You are the happiest person in the world! Remember this and help those in need.

  Unfortunately, problems of this and other families do not end here and now... Therefore, from time to time, look through the stories of unhappy people on our website, talk to them. Every time you dial the Phone of an unhappy person, God is blessing you! For sure!

Go on helping these families! This is the best service to the Lord!

Your kindness is a chance for yourself to be happy in everything!

Friends, thanks again to all!

Our Fund’s accounts are:




(purpose: The Nakopia family).

You can also transfer money from our website. 

It is also possible to transfer money from TBCpay and ExpressPay terminals. Find our Fund under "Charity" section (You can read more about rights and responsibilities of the Fund following the link

We have good news! Now you can read the stories of our beneficiaries on Instagram: Https:// and Telegram:

Even if you dial once this special number, it might save someone's life: 0901 200 270! God bless you!

Let's believe that helping others, we take care of our own souls and draw closer to Lord through the suffering that we share with them!

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