Many people in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries shiver with dread as they think of staying warm in the harsh winter season ahead.
Winter is coming. Imagine living in a poverty-stricken village where temperatures often drop below freezing at night.
Winter temperatures in Kyrgyzstan can dip below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Widows, elderly people, and needy families dread this bitter cold.
Ukraine is home to long bitter winters. Temperatures often reach negative 20°F. Countless families cannot afford to heat an entire house.
This Romanian widow cares for her three handicapped sons. One son is able to do odd jobs, but the little he earns doesn’t reach around.
In Ukraine’s winter, snowflakes swirl and winds whistle through the window of houses. For people across Ukraine, winter presents challenges.
During the bitter cold winter of Kazakhstan, a widow was forced to tell her seven children that they were running out of coal and had no money to buy more.
The stove Iosif and his wife in Romania received will be a great blessing this winter. It uses less wood than their old stove, but still gives more heat.
As winter approaches once again, we in North America are thankful for warm, cozy houses. But many families in Eastern Europe face winter with dread and uncertainty. How will they have enough money to heat their houses when incomes are low or non-existent and jobs are hard to find?
Nestled on the edge of a Romanian village, Veronica’s house is old and its weary roof leaks. Keeping her house warm is a struggle for this widow. Poverty is all that Veronica has ever known. Recently her poverty increased when her health began to fail and she spent...