Today numbers 210 days of war in Ukraine. A horrifying number that represents an unmeasurable amount of human suffering. Today also numbers 202 days of LifeLine Ukraine. A number that represents a measurable amount of help that a small group of people has provided to Ukrainians in hard-to-reach areas in Ukraine.
In these 200 days we have sent 27 trucks with 891 pallets with medicine, medical equipment, food, hygienic products, mattresses, and water containers to Eastern Ukraine. Over 3 million euros worth of our humanitarian aid was distributed through 14 locations in Ukraine with the help of 20 local Ukrainian organizations (see also our scorecard below). 3 […]
Concrete steps forward. Drip irrigation system being installed at Aroma Fields north-west of Kiev. Helping women-owned businesses survive and thrive throughout the war!
Making concrete progress with our SME support projects. Contracts with Ukrainian suppliers of equipment are being signed. Like this we help “our” selected SMEs but we also support the local economy.
Truck #27! 30 pallets with computers, generators, mobile phones, and lots of food! These goods will partly go to the newly liberated territories around Kharkiv, making sure that we are there with our food support, while the population is waiting for normal food logistics is being re-established. Part of this aid will also go to continue to support our friends in embattled Mykolaiv.
Small volume – high value! Thanks to ‘Help Oekraine’ we will add 53 laptops, 2 generators, and several mobile phones to the 30 pallets with foodstuffs that will leave to the recently liberated territories of the Kharkiv Oblast and to Mykolaiv next week with our 27th truck. Great work and cooperation by Help Oekraine! www.helpoekraine.org
Duyfken (Little Dove). What a great suprise it was when Jasper and Marloes wrote to me to say that for the entire summer they rented out their beautifull bed&breakfast on their houseboat in the heart of Amsterdam with the aim to donate the proceeds to LifeLine Ukraine! It is heartwarming when people think of a way to offer their help to Ukrainians in need. Their houseboat is aptly named Duyfken (little dove) because this particular houseboat became a peace dove for Ukraine. Thank you Marloes en Jasper!
Why Ukrainian women-owned businesses make perfect sense. In this screenshot we are discussing our pipeline of Ukrainian women-owned SMEs that we are supporting with LifeLine Ukraine and Women In (WIN). The reasons to focus on women-owned SMEs in Ukraine are various. Men join the army more frequently than women. Women are often more resilient, conscientious, loyal, and long-term oriented than men. My 28 years in Eastern Europe simply show that women are often a better bet than men. And they are better borrowers than men.
With LifeLine Ukraine we provide aid to Ukraine on 3 levels: Day-to-day help through the supply of daily consumables; Medium-term help through the supply of goods for long-term use; Practical solutions aimed at boosting women-owned Ukrainian SMEs, through EU market access, business-matching/-development/-mentoring, micro-financing, equipment supplies. Recent reserach showed that women are indeed better microfinance borrowers […]
Identification of humanitarian needs is done in the field, by ourselves! At the heart of everything we do at LifeLine Ukraine is a concrete need that we identify and verify ourselves in the field. This video shows an example of the first step we take in the process of delivering humanitarian medical equipment.
With LifeLine Ukraine we provide aid to Ukraine on 3 levels: Day-to-day help through the supply of daily consumables; Medium-term help through the supply of goods for long-term use; Practical solutions aimed at boosting women-owned Ukrainian SMEs, through EU market access, business-matching/-development/-mentoring, micro-financing, equipment supplies. Aroma Fields produces essential oils and natural cosmetics based on […]
Truck 26. During these 6 months of war, with a small group of 334 friends, and 27 companies, we managed to deliver 2.8 million EURO of humanitarian aid into hard -to reach-areas in Ukraine.
Aid that was delivered directly into the hands of refugees, victims, elderly, handicapped and immobile people, to hospitals and Ukrainian NGOs and small women-owned businesses. Aid that was delivered on a completely voluntary basis with zero fixed overhead cost. In the last 6 months I have spent most of my time in Ukraine creating and […]