“My business failed”

12.08.2023 | cb — No comments

Munich Kyiv Queer continues collecting stories from LGBTIQ* in Ukraine asking them how they live under war circumstances. We want to raise awareness for the situation of this vulnerable social group and mobilize support like donations. This is the story of Natalya.

Natalya ran a small business in Dnipro. It failed because of the war, she says. The city is often shelled, sometimes there is no electricity, no water. How to expect customers under these circumstances?! VIDEO

Deprived from any income, she started to look for help and turned towards “You are not alone”. The NGO from Zhytomyr provided her with vouchers for hygienic articles, food and medicaments for which she is very grateful.

“You are not alone” is supported by the German Queere Nothilfe Ukraine (Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine) and Munich Kyiv Queer is one of the 40 LGBTIQ*-organisations in Germany that have united forces to build this alliance one year ago. As you can see: Your donations really help: Natalya is literally surviving thanks to your support!

Thanks to the NGO “You are not alone”, especially Oleksandra Semenova, for carrying out this video project with us. Thanks to Matt and Stas for working on the subtitles. And thanks to Nikita for translating the German and English texts into Ukrainian.

This is how you can donate

INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine like “You are not alone” and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people like Natalya. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here


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