We provide vital winter warmth to Ukrainian families without power and an ability to heat water - with Love from New Zealand
Kiwi K.A.R.E (Kiwi Aid & Refugee Evacuation), which started operations in Ukraine in June 2022, supplying medical and humanitarian aid into forward areas behind the front line, has launched a new fundraising initiative to manufacture 1200 lifesaving wood burning stoves and water heaters for the people of Ukraine.
We first distributed heaters and stoves last year as a trail, with many who received them saying they were lifesavers. By October 2023, we had requests for over 1000 units and anticipate this will easily grow to 1200.
As with many initiatives in war torn Ukraine, our project management approach has been to work with what is available. In this case, remodelling old recycled electrical water cylinders which are stripped down to access the core tank. This is then cut and welded into various sized stoves and water boilers.
At a build cost of between $160 for a basic stove and $260 for a combined stove and water heater, this fundraising initiative is aimed at raising the $250,000 necessary to support those families in most need.
Eastern European winters are harsh, and we know the inevitable targeting by Russia of civilian infrastructure, such as power and water facilities, will come once again.
Our little country, on the other side of the world is becoming well known in Ukraine due to the stellar service of many New Zealanders who have come to support them in their darkest hour during an existential and genocidal war.
To manufacture 1200 lifesaving wood burning stoves and water heaters for the people of Ukraine.
Our Page is Remaining Open! 8 February 2024
Thank you for your continued and generous support. I’ve extended the page’s closing date as we still have a lot of work to do to support Ukrainian’s in need.
Please share the link to this page with your friends and associates; this is going to be a huge year in Ukraine and Kiwi K.A.R.E and our partners will be front and centre with humanitarian and medical aid support.
Thank you all - you’ve been amazing. Let’s keep going!
Thank you so much, Jim. Your generous donation will go towards a burjuyka (wood burning stove) which will be delivered to a family or someone in great need. We greatly appreciate your support. 💙💛
Thank you so much, Michael. Your generous donation and support for Kiwi K.A.R.E will make a significant difference to Ukrainians living in hardship. Winter has been very challenging and we have a lot of work to do to support those who have been affected by attacks on power and water infrastructure. 💙💛
Thank you, Rose. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated, as is your kind donation to ensure we maintain our operational tempo with a larger and more capable Kiwi K.A.R.E organisation. 💙💛
Thank you, Jacinda. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated, as is your kind donation to ensure we maintain our operational tempo with a larger and more capable Kiwi K.A.R.E organisation 💙💛
Thanks so much, Mark. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated. 💙💛