Babushka means “Granny” or an older lady in Russian. The term “adoption” refers to individual sponsorship, providing financial support to lonely older adults in extreme poverty.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan ended up in an economic crisis. The provision of basic social services became a big question and Kyrgyz citizens who worked hard all their lives had no guarantee of getting a decent pension. At the same time, the cost of living was growing and many citizens migrated in search of work, leaving their elderly without means of survival.
In 1999 the Babushka Adoption project was established, with financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), to help the most vulnerable elderly in Kyrgyzstan who could not support themselves, by starting a sponsorship program for them.
In 2004, the project received its independence and became the Babushka Adoption Charitable Foundation.
Babushka Adoption Foundation operates in: Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, the Leilek district of Batken region and Belovodskoe village in Chui region
720000 (PO Box 1943)
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A small team works hard to improve the lives of vulnerable older people in Kyrgyzstan.
If you are interested in becoming a partner or a sponsor, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org