The biggest shelter/rehabilitation center for the homeless in St. Petersburg helps an average of 220 homeless people a year to find employment, recover documents, receive medical assistance or find relatives and return to normal life.
We serve almost 1 million meals in the slums each year, which makes rice our most important food staple. We provide rice every day to the 2,500 children enrolled in our slum kindergartens. One in five children who enters our schools is malnourished and hungry, and it's very hard for the child to learn his first lesson on an empty stomach. In addition we provide food for the 200 orphans who live in our Centre, for our street children and to the poor who have no means to provide for themselves.
Individuals in poor communities continue to be trained and supported to tackle hunger and environmental degradation by growing and replicating organic vegetable gardens with indigenous floral windbreaks & herbs