Help to provide vital massage for orphaned babies!

$12,163 $17,837
Raised Remaining


The aim of the project is to provide orphaned babies from Vsevolojsk baby-care center with massage which is vital for them as it is the only way for them to develop physically.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

When a child has a family, every single hug or touch helps him to develop his body. Infants from orphanages lack physical communication with parents which affects their physical development and later on affects their whole lives. Baby care centres and children's hospitals in Russia are not able to provide massage for abandoned children, and therefore the children have to grow up without the needed help. This always leads to different physical conditions (e.g. paralysis).

How will this project solve this problem?

Every child needs massage 10-15 massages 3 times a year. Therefore we hire professional masseuses to give a course of massage to each child in the Vsevolojsk orphanage.

Potential Long Term Impact

The help we are providing to the children gives them a chance to be normal which is very important in any age as well as in childhood as in adult life. Statistics also show that orphans with no physical conditions are likely to be adopted.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,163

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $12,163 .  The original project funding goal was $30,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Elena Lashkova

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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