Global Projects

Below you will find summaries of several of the projects that Sozo Charities is currently helping to support around the world. If you’d like to donate to one of these causes you can do so below. And if you would like more information, please email us as we’re always looking for volunteers who can come alongside us and help fulfill the vision!

Tiny Homes for Ukrainian Families

Nearly 1.5 million homes have been destroyed during the war in Ukraine.  With no place to call home, how many more years must people wait to regain a sense of normalcy?  Yet there is a creative solution that is manufactured right in Ukraine that helps both the Ukrainian economy and offers shelter— a sense of home.

The Tiny Homes Project helps provide temporary homes for families in Ukraine. $5000 buys one home delivered to their own property while they begin to rebuild.  So far over 400 homes have been installed and hundreds more are still in need.  Local officials are doing all they can to help their residents, but the needs are overwhelming.  We hope to reach our goal of 1000 homes by the end of 2024.

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Shelter the People in Ukraine

We may not be able to stop the relentless bombing, or the constant missile and drone attacks, but we can try to protect as many lives as possible.  We are grateful to all who participated in Bright Life Elementary School’s bomb shelter project this past winter.  In April, our Sozo team was able to be there for the installation. The interior is being furnished as a classroom so the students can continue their lessons as much as possible. Air alerts are stressful for everyone, but a shelter helps alleviate some of the anxiety.  

Many more locations still need shelter.  Sozo Charities is helping to provide a shelter for a Ukrainian non-profit organization located in the same area as the elementary school.  With a high water level, this district can only install above-ground shelters on their property. The non-profit hosts hundreds of volunteers from around the world who are helping to rebuild Ukraine and deliver humanitarian aid.  They have no place for their personnel and volunteers to take cover during air raids.  

(Below Right: Digital version of the mural that will be completed before the new school year in September)

Bringing Hope to Caribbean Orphans

Sozo collaborates with “Cuidamos de Ti” to address the needs of the marginalized in this impoverished Caribbean country. The ministry team of Cuidamos de Ti serves orphanages, the elderly, children’s hospitals, and engages in prison ministry for children who have ended up in the system due to involvement in drugs or prostitution. Our primary objectives include ministering to the hearts of these children and demonstrating the love of Jesus to them.

To convey this love and instill a sense of value, various activities are organized, including birthday parties to celebrate their lives, Christmas dinners/celebrations, summer Bible camps, and provision of basic needs such as shoes, clothing, and medicines. Sozo plays a crucial role in fostering professional training to equip the children with entrepreneurial skills, ensuring they can sustain themselves once they turn 18 and leave the orphanage. Ongoing programs such as barber, hair/makeup, and mechanic training further contribute to their skill development.

“One of the important programs we support is vocational training.  When the orphans time out of the homes at 18 many do not have any practical skills to earn a living.”  Says D’Anne Hiskey. “Our volunteers equip these young adults with entrepreuner skills, as well as pair them with mentors who teach them the skills to become mechanics, hair stylist or nail technician, photographers, accountants and more!”

A single donation of $300 can help us pay for the tools and help offset educational expenses.

The success of these initiatives depends on partnerships, and we invite you to join us in supporting this ministry. There are several ways you can contribute:  We appreciate your consideration and look forward to the possibility of partnering with you in making a lasting impact on the lives of these children.

 

  • Orphanage medical supplies $150 per home  (x 14 homes)
  • Electric motor bike for ministry worker to visit home each day $1500 (x 14 leaders)
  • Christmas parties hosted at each home: Total cost $2000
  • Summer Bible camp: Total cost $4000
  • Trainings for ministry volunteers: Total cost $2000
  • Salary for one ministry leader per home ($50 per month) $600
  • Salary for psychologist and psychiatrist $600 annual each
  • 14 Electric Motorbikes as transportation for each ministry leader per homes $1500
  • Van for ministry to deliver supplies for disaster relief and for food he team transport to home for celebrations and camps $40,000
  • Hair salon and barber products: $300