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    Here you can find the most frequently asked questions related to the adoption programme, transferring money, connecting with your sponsored beneficiary, and much more.

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    Yes, you can choose whether you would like to adopt a grandmother or grandfather. Our sponsor coordinator will send you a profile from our database. If for some reason the chosen profile is not suitable, please let us know and we will do our best to find a suitable alternative. 

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    Yes, we would welcome your generous support. 

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    Adopting a babushka or dedushka in Kyrgyzstan for one year costs €180. From this yearly amount, €144 goes directly to your beneficiary, at two-monthly intervals, and €36 goes towards the running costs of BA, including; staff costs, communication expenses (internet, post correspondence), transportation costs for delivering cash transfers and all social projects, which BA is implementing.

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    If you contributed for one year, your adoption lasts one year from your first payment. Therefore, we kindly ask you to renew your adoption every year by Direct Debit or Standing Order with your bank. We ask you this because it is the best way to make our adoption programme more affordable and efficient and our sponsor coordinator will be most grateful. If you choose to renew your support annually we will send you a reminder that the year is coming to an end when your balance is €40. We kindly ask you to reply as soon as possible to inform us if you will continue your adoption. If we do not hear from by the time your balance is reduced to zero, we will have to cease the financial support to your beneficiary.

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    If your circumstances change and you can no longer adopt your babushka or dedushka, please inform us as soon as possible. If you decide to discontinue your adoption we will try to find a new sponsor for your beneficiary quickly so that we can continue their financial support without interruption.

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    If your beneficiary dies, we will inform you about the death and transfer the remainder of your balance to another needy elderly person. We will send you the profile of your new beneficiary. 

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    Babushka Adoption Foundation is a Kyrgyz non-government organization (NGO), which was officially registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2000. The work of Babushka Adoption Foundation is overseen by a Supervisory Board consisting of professionals working in international agencies in the Kyrgyz Republic, local experts, and representatives of international and local organisations. Furthermore, non-staff members, auditors monitor the two-monthly money distribution process each year. At Babushka Adoption Foundation we adhere to the highest standards of financial accountability. We have established stringent accounting and financial reporting procedures to ensure that the funds are used for the purpose specified. Babushka Adoption Foundation conducts audits yearly to make sure funds are properly received, tracked and managed. Accountability is a commitment and a value that drives our whole organization. We are totally committed to earning and keeping your trust. In addition, staff members conduct financial and programme reviews. We work hard to monitor and evaluate our programme effectiveness and long-term impact — right down to the individual elderly person. Any time we see an irregularity, we take immediate and appropriate action. Our Executive Director and the board members are happy to respond to any queries/complaints/suggestions you may have.

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    To keep administrative costs to the minimum we have a small team of dedicated local staff, which does constrain our ability to reply immediately to all enquiries. Our single sponsor coordinator manages almost 520 sponsors and almost 1000 beneficiaries. We will, however, try to respond to all enquiries within one week. There is also a time lag between when you the sponsor sign onto the program and make payment to Babushka Adoption and when we receive confirmation of this. Babushka Adoption is investigating ways to dramatically reduce this time lag. We appreciate your patience in this matter. 

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    We send our sponsors a financial report when there is €40 left on their sponsor account, along with a request for sponsorship renewal. Upon request we can also send you a financial report at any time. In addition, once a year Babushka Adoption Foundation sends to all sponsors a New Year Letter, which gives a full report of the achievements and activities of our organization. Our Annual, Programme and Audit Report are available on our website. Once a quarter we send newsletters to all our sponsors, informing of our Foundation’s activities.

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    Yes! Your words of encouragement will make a big difference to your beneficiary. We will be happy to translate and deliver your letters. In addition to letters, you can also send additional monetary gifts, presents or parcels, and even visit your babushka or dedushka. 

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    If your beneficiary is able to write back to you it can take between two weeks to one month until you receive their letter. However, we cannot guarantee a reply to every letter or gift. Some beneficiaries do reply, and sometimes they correspond frequently with sponsors. Please be informed that some of our beneficiaries are not able to read or write, as they did not receive any education or their health condition does not permit them to do so. We will do our best to assist by reading your letter to them and by writing to you on their behalf.

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    Yes. We encourage sponsors to send additional monetary gifts, presents and parcels to their beneficiaries for special occasions, to address specific needs or simply as an act of love. These gifts are another effective way for you to reinforce your care and commitment to your beneficiary. We will give your present to your beneficiary and send you a photo of her or him receiving your present.

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    No, unfortunately we cannot accept checks. 

     

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    Babushka Adoption Foundation has four bank accounts, in Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. You can select whichever bank is most convenient for you. 

    Note: Please do not forget to note your personal sponsor number in any bank transactions.

     


    BA bank account in Kyrgyzstan:

    Address:
    Demir Kyrgyz International Bank 
    Chui Avenue 245
    720001 Bishkek
    Kyrgyz Republic
    Name of the Recipient: "Babushka Adoption"
    Account: 1181000300048642
    SWIFT: DEMIKG22


    BA bank account in Switzerland:

    Address:
    UBS AG
    Bahnhofstrasse 11
    Postfach
    5200 Brugg
    Switzerland

    Name of the Recipient: "Babushka Adoption"
    Account CHF
    210 707.329.40W 
    IBAN: CH49 0021 0210 7073 2940 W
    BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

    Account USD 
    210 707.329.60N 
    IBAN: CH30 0021 0210 7073 2960 N
    BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

    Account Euro
    210 707.329.43B 
    IBAN: CH82 0021 0210 7073 2943 B
    BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

    BA bank account in Germany: 

    Address: 
    Henneberger Weg 13
    97762 Hammelburg
     

    Name of Recipient: "Babushka Adoption Deutschland e.V.,

    HypoVereinsbank Bad Kissingen"
    BLZ: 79320075
    Konto-Nr: 12619413


    BA bank account in the Netherlands:

    Address: 
    Demir-Halk Bank (Nederland) N.V. 
    Parklaan 8 3073 VL
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands
    Name of Recipient: "Babushka Adoption"
    Account Euro: 0773863680
    IBAN:NL06DHBN0773863680
    SWIFT BIC: DHBNNL2R

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    Unfortunately all banks charge some amount of money for transfers. Babushka Adoption Foundation is not able to cover the bank transfer charges and cannot offer any other bank accounts for the transfer. We ask for your understanding and have also found most banks are sympathetic to waiving the charges if you tell them the transaction is for charity purposes. 

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    By transferring the whole amount at once you will save the cost of bank transfer charges. Of course, if this is not convenient for you, you may transfer your money monthly or quarterly and minimise our administrative costs.

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    Our sponsor coordinator will confirm receipt of your payment as soon as possible. Please note that our Swiss bank sends statements that detail transactions up to the 15th of the previous month. Therefore, if, for example, you transfer money to our Swiss account on September 3, we will only be able to confirm receipt of your payment after October 15. We kindly ask you for your understanding.

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    BA bank account in Kyrgyzstan:

    Address:
    Demir Kyrgyz International Bank 
    Chui Avenue 245
    720001 Bishkek
    Kyrgyz Republic
    Name of the Recipient: "Babushka Adoption"
    Account: 1181000300048642
    SWIFT: DEMIKG22


    BA bank account in Switzerland:

    Address:
    UBS AG
    Bahnhofstrasse 11
    Postfach
    5200 Brugg
    Switzerland

    Name of the Recipient: "Babushka Adoption"
    Account CHF
    210 707.329.40W 
    IBAN: CH49 0021 0210 7073 2940 W
    BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

    Account USD 
    210 707.329.60N 
    IBAN: CH30 0021 0210 7073 2960 N
    BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

    Account Euro
    210 707.329.43B 
    IBAN: CH82 0021 0210 7073 2943 B
    BIC: UBSWCHZH80A


    BA bank account in Germany: 

    Address: 
    Henneberger Weg 13
    97762 Hammelburg


    Name of Recipient: "Babushka Adoption Deutschland e.V.,

    HypoVereinsbank Bad Kissingen"
    BLZ: 79320075
    Konto-Nr: 12619413

    BA bank account in the Netherlands:

    Address: 
    Demir-Halk Bank (Nederland) N.V. 
    Parklaan 8 3073 VL
    Rotterdam
    The Netherlands
    Name of Recipient: "Babushka Adoption"
    Account Euro:0773863680
    IBAN:NL06DHBN0773863680
    SWIFT BIC: DHBNNL2R

Contact us

Address:

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek,
Moskovskaya str., 39-5

Phones:

  • +996 312 48 64 91
  • +996 312 48 64 90
  • +996 555 48 64 90

E-mail:

info@babushkaadoption.org

Any questions? Write to us!