The team

All administrative employees and the management of the association work on a voluntary basis.

“No guilt is more urgent than giving thanks” Cicero

Pascale Vayer
Founder, Chair kleine herzen Austria
Dr. Jeannet-Susann Kiesling
chairman kleine herzen eV Germany
Ing. Mag. Stephan Kerstof
Kleine herzen Board of Directors
Ing.Mag. Wolfgang Januska
Kleine herzen Board of Directors
Tatiana Komarova
Organization manager of the Ukrainian orphanage in Burgenland
Christina Shagodina
Childcare / Ukrainian psychologist with MSc
Christine Marek
A big heart for the club and its children
Mag. Julia Stering
Press and Communication
Martha Happy
A heart of gold, a determined woman who makes the impossible possible
Sonja Krammer
A big heart for the Ukrainian orphans in Burgenland
Bernhard Stallkamp
A big heart for the club
The countries we support
Ukraine - Cambodia
What we do

kleine herzen is a non-profit association that wants to give disadvantaged children in Ukraine and Cambodia a better future. With the help of volunteers, sponsorships and educational projects, we can ensure that no child is neglected. Since our founding in January 2007, we have helped hundreds of children attend school, participate in activities, revive their spirits and integrate into society.

Since its inception and until June 2022, the kleine herzen supported disadvantaged children in the Pskov region in Russia and successfully carried out numerous projects to improve their living and educational conditions. Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the international sanctions imposed on Russia, it is no longer possible to support Russian children.

And with every child we help, we make sure that we build a personal relationship with them. Our transparent work and use of funds was awarded the Austrian Donation Quality Seal in 2010. Overall, less than 5% of all donation income is used for administrative expenses; no donation income is used for advertising purposes.

Our supporters

Our deepest gratitude goes to our partners, sponsors and godparents of children for their support that enables us to achieve our mission:

we want to give the children we support appreciation, independence and emotional stability to prepare them for life. We want to give them the opportunity to integrate into society as adults and lead a happy life.

supporters of our mission