Maria is only 10. In a few weeks, she turns 11. The girl is not waiting for birthday presents, because she thinks that now is not the best time for them…

In refugee shelter, arranged by our foundation, Maria has many friends. She speaks to new people without fear. But most of all, she is happy to meet with migrants from her native Kharkiv.

Maria likes to hold new friends by the hand and not let go – and Maria’s hands are so warm that it seems they can warm up everyone who is cold.

Maria’s family plans to go to Sweden. Maria is already dreaming about the new country… how it looks like, what people are there like… what her new classmates will be like.

But she does not want to stay in the new country for long. The girl believes that she will return to Kharkiv with her family in a year… when the war is over and it is rebuilt.