$1,000: January 2012 – Cassandra Philip (Ukraine, 2010-2012)

This dormitory will have a lasting, sustainable impact, not just for the orphaned Roma children, but also for the citizens of Krivoy Rog. The project will provide invaluable opportunities to educate local Ukrainians about Roma people and dispel undue stigmas. We can then begin to minimize the prejudice and acts of discrimination against Roma that still occur.