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Moim.Ridnym is a social enterprise where elderly people socialize


Older people in Ukraine, having retired, often find themselves outside of social life. It is especially acute in remote villages with few socialization opportunities. 

The social enterprise "Moim.Ridnym" works with women from remote villages in the Sumy region experiencing social isolation. They involve them in embroidery, knitting, growing spices, and teas. They provide materials for work, teach new technologies, provide psychological counseling, and promote networking. Thus, older women of the Sumy region can make knitted socks, hats, balaclavas, herbal teas, candles, wax aromas, and embroidered products.

The social component of the enterprise is the socialization of older people, in particular, solving the problems of social isolation and loneliness.


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