"The future of the Ukrainian people is hidden under the hearts of mothers. About 80,000 Ukrainian women are expected to have children in the coming months. In the face of a cruel war, we especially care that as many mothers as possible are surrounded by nurture and love, and that the birth takes place in an atmosphere of peace and respect for women, without violence."
-Varvara B., Birthworker in Poland
Project Co-founder and nurturing mother of 3 babies
• Peace Roots Alliance - US 501C3
• Direct aid to Ukrainian mothers
• Makatka Foundation, Poland
The Katowice Sunflower House
Varvara is a home-birthing mother of three and an experienced a birth doula. She has lived in Poland for the last six years and speak Polish, Russian and Ukrainian fluently.
Varvara found a house in her neighborhood which is be a cozy and safe place for Ukrainian women. A squirrel flies over the pine tree and a cherry tree blossoms in the courtyard.
This is a place to come to rest and be taken care of. The living room serves to hold our women’s circles, workshops and meetings.
There are three rooms to accommodate three pregnant women. . . . read more.