About Abundance International, Inc.
Abundance International, Inc. received its IRS 501(c)3 recognition letter on September 20, 2006. Abundance Int’l is managed by married couple Mark and Anna Davis. Anna grew up in Nikolaev Ukraine and has always had a passion and heart to help the orphans from her hometown. Now she and Mark are making a different in these children’s lives and expanding the vision to help more.
“This is true and undefiled religion in the sight of God; to care for the orphans and widows in their time of need.” James 1:27
About these orphaned babies and small children…
Unlike here in the west, in Ukraine there are no foster care or special needs systems for orphaned infants and children …especially those with physical disabilities… and the application process for adoption in Ukraine can take up to two years, with very few adopted every year.
What they need…
Medicine, diapers, updated furnishings, weather protective repairs, physical therapy equipment, shoes, and more.
This orphanage in Nikolaev is home to approximately 140 children at a time, from newborns to 4-years old. It is the drop off center for the unwanted children of which at least 1/3 have special needs with physical disabilities. It takes nearly 350 workers to run this orphanage for these children 24 hours a day, seven days a week… there are no “off days” taking care of infants… half of these are volunteers and the other half are paid minimally. The director of this facility is a wonderful woman who has been there 35 years – it is her life’s work and dedication.
But after 4 years old, they go to the next orphanage….and at age 16 they are pushed out on their own. Some may get jobs and make it work – others may become involved with drugs and crime .
We are asking for your help to continue to provide the basic necessities, such as diapers, medications and physical therapy equipment.
As giving increases we will expand our focus to include those at age 15 as they prepare for the harsh realities of transitioning from the only life they’ve known in these orphanages to working life in society.