Volodymyr is 10 years old. He was born in a large family with many
children (7 boys and 2 girls) in a small village in the north of the western half of Ukraine. Mother takes care of a newborn brother who is 1 month old and asick 5-year-old brother. Dad works as a fireman at the school. The average monthly income of the family is 250 dollars, including state social assistance to a low-income family. These funds are catastrophically insufficient for nine children. The family is in difficult life circumstances. They live in an old hut that needs to be repaired. Volodymyr studies in the 5th grade. He likes to study the history of Ukraine. Volodymyr dreams of becoming a builder and rebuilding Ukraine with his brothers. He helps with the household. They have a small patch of land where they grow fruit and vegetables. Volodymyr needs warm winter clothes and good quality food.