October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Every year, the Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan holds events and actions on this day to distribute humanitarian aid to people in a difficult life situation. Today our employees and volunteers visited the shelter for homeless people "Kolomto" in Bishkek. In this shelter live and receive treatment more than 70 people without a specific place of residence.
We live in the same city, we walk along the same streets, breathe the same air. The only difference is the absence of a house. Unfortunately, now no one is insured from loss of housing. And getting out of the street only by own strength is almost impossible. To help such people is the task of the whole society, except for us no one will help them. We gave the homeless clothes, because soon the cold comes. Our Tracing Service offered its services. Thus, those shelter lodgers who wanted to find their relatives filled in the questionnaires for searches. Also today we visited the children's home "Aidanek" and the "Center for the rehabilitation of homeless children". In total, our volunteers distributed clothes to more than 100 children in these institutions.