Care for 20 homeless families in Tbilisi, Georgia

by St Gregory's Foundation
Care for 20 homeless families in Tbilisi, Georgia

Project Report | Nov 11, 2019
The unbelievable story of a homeless girl's talent

By Nino Chubabria and Sarah Gale | Project Director and Project Leader

We have several families with young children living at our shelter.  We give them a stable home until their parents' situation changes and we can either re-house them independently, or they have a good enough job to be able to support their family.  While they are here, we do our best to encourage them and help them grow and flourish.  Their parents may have had very difficult childhoods, be we all want their children's experiences to be happier and safer.

One of our younger residents is Christina and this is her family's story.  Her mother, Luba, grew up on the streets selling flowers for a living. Ever since she was a little kid she was a hard-working and organized girl. Kote, her husband, used to live in the streets too and sold balloons on the same street. All the street kids used to spend nights  together in a nearby burnt house, so they knew each other and they fell in love.

After that, Kote went to live at a new shelter, but Luba's mother turned up and took her home. Her mom used to rent a room and begged for a living. Luba was happy to go home with her mom and live there with her four sisters but she kept in touch with Kote. They used to see each other quite often.

Time went by, they grew up, Kote started to work and eventually they got married. They rented a small apartment. Then Luba started working too and soon Christine was born. Luba couldn’t work anymore after that and Kote’s salary alone was not enough for them, so they moved in to Mkurnali. At that time Luba was pregnant with the second baby. The second baby was a boy. Nikoloz is now 1 year old.

Kote and Luba are wonderful parents, they do their best to bring their kids up. Christine is 5 years old now and she goes to gymnastics. We and they have done our best to support her extraordinary talent.  After going to classes for just six months, she competed in the national championship two months ago and won. She is the champion of GeorgiaAfter that she was invited to take part in the regional championship in Armenia, but her parents couldn’t afford the cost.  Kids like her must be helped and who knows, maybe one day she will become the champion of Europe, or even the world champion. Her dedication is clearly visible, she just needs a little bit of financial support.  That is why we have launched a micro-project to raise funds for Christina to compete at this higher level.  We are very proud of our little star and want her to be able to shine even brighter.

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St Gregory's Foundation

Location: Harrow, Middlesex - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @SaintGregsFound
Project Leader:
Sarah Gale
Hampton Wick , Surrey United Kingdom
$42,549 raised of $46,857 goal
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