a social project that was born in the heart of a European and was launched together with internally displaced Ukrainian women with love to Ukraine💙💛
“Vilni” is a Ukrainian word that means Freedom or ‘Free’ (literally). Freedom means a lot for Ukrainians throughout theirhistory and is extremely important now.
On February 24, the life of every Ukrainian changed, the Russian Federation started the war against independent and peaceful Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainian women with children left their homes and went wherever far from explosions and shootings to a safe place, inside Ukraine or abroad. They lost their jobs, houses and some of them have lost their friends and relatives. These women are strong, free and conscious to fight for their wellness and for a bright future in their native country. They, like a stork, went to save their children and will come back home one day, they just need a bit of support.
The Vilni project is built on three main hills and was launched to help Ukrainian women who have felt the impact of war in any way:
Jobs for internally displaced women and refugees
Ukrainian women inside the country or who are refugees in Tallinn, Estonia can join the project team and get a possibility to earn money via knitting handmade products using standard schemes or creating their own models. Each craftswoman will get a Starter kit (Start Pack) for knitting as well as scheme,video-lessons and full-scale support will be provided from a coordinator during the process. Handmade products from Ukraine are transported to Estonian partner company Volia Knitters OY for further sales.
To the world about Ukraine
The products will be sold to different countries of the world online and offline and will have a barcode that will lead to the personal story of the craftswoman about her life, tradition or culture.
Vilni women’s community
We are building a safe online space for all participants where they can feel the supportive soul of another woman, read the story about dishes cooked today and just get some mental relaxation from today’s real life in Ukraine. The project will support the community by holding meetings with various specialists: psychologists, yoga trainers, art therapists, etc.
We have already attracted the first investors who believed in the project and secured the purchase of materials and salaries of craftswomen for the first period, but we continue growing and are welcoming you to support the project.
Vilni means free, which is exactly about Ukrainian people🤍 Glory to Ukraine!
Project is built for a long-term support of Ukrainian displaced women and refugees, as well as to tell to the word more about Ukraine and aims to:
- support 500 women with jobs
- gather 1000 participants in Vilni Women’s Community
- tell the story about Ukraine to 5000+ customers all over the world
internally displaced women and refugees got job
hours of mental support provided
customers will know more about Ukraine via getting products with story from Ukrainian women
We are a team of 15 volunteers, lawyers, project managers, SMM and IT specialists, designers, copywriters, translators, knitters coordinators and international mentors, who believe in Ukraine, in people and see as one of the purposes of their lives to help others.