We’re women drivers (as seen in BBC, New York Times, People Magazine & many more - read more about us in the MEDIA section below) who provide refugees from Ukraine with safe transport from the UA to safe accommodation. We provide transportation, mainly for women and children.
We started by going only to the PL/UA border, but now we are traveling all over Ukraine. We visited places like Odesa, Mykolayiv, Lviv, Kiyv, Charkov, Zaporozne, and Dniepr - on the way there, we brought hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid and on the way back - we brought to safety more than a thousand women and children & hundreds of animals.
Ukrainian women are often afraid to travel with strangers, especially men. They would rather trust another woman. It's about physical and mental safety.
We’ve got all there is to help: cars, time and determination. As long as there is money for petrol, we can keep going‼️ The more generous you are, the more miles we do. $100 saves 4 people.
We are also in the process of refurbishing a building near Warsaw to house women & children from Ukraine - there will be almost 90 places available‼️
Depending on the amount collected, funds will be spent on (in order of priority): Petrol, Bus fees (rental), bus maintenance, basic equipment & maintenance of the bus (wet wipes, water, cleaning), temporary housing in Poland for those refugees that have nowhere to go (KZK Center), other aid for Ukraine - we work with a Mayor of Ukrainian town). Our website will be up soon - track here for an update.
Thanks for your support
Our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/KobietyZaKolko
Twitter updates: https://twitter.com/KZK_WOTTW
Fundraiser (UK, USA): http://gofundme.com/wottw
Fundraiser (for fuel only in Poland): https://zrzutka.pl/en/azydry
BBC news online: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60891801
Woman’s hour on BBC4 radio: https://podcasts.apple.com/be/podcast/womans-hour/id130950322?i=1000555577500
BBC News tv: https://twitter.com/kate_vandy/status/1508300556653281289?s=20&t=ZLPs3Bh0D8Ld7ySZ3HUP-w
People magazine: https://people.com/politics/meet-the-female-only-carpool-keeping-ukrainian-women-and-children-safe-in-poland/
Japanese tv: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20220402/k10013564781000.html?fbclid=IwAR1Y3wLq6KFBcsKhEjl-mzZnP4sZVHpZJjAeTssfAJAl-61YzQ6khU-8yqc
Huffington Post (fr): https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/pour-proteger-les-ukrainiennes-elle-cree-un-reseau-de-covoiturage-de-femmes-a-la-frontiere_fr_624c2c39e4b098174505fb71
Netherlands TV: https://twitter.com/Nieuwsuur/status/1512523490997506056?s=20&t=HOzsKCtfH9hhq_uqcYGzrA
TVP World "Help without Borders" (Interview in English) - https://tvpworld.com/59621343/help-without-borders-1304
Spanish TV (part 1): https://youtu.be/kZTOvnk3Uqk
Spanish TV (part 2): https://youtu.be/G4OXH-8xa7Q
Good Morning Britain (ITV, UK channel): https://youtu.be/5sAmHt3AEfg
NPR Radio & online platform: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/21/1093711322/russia-ukraine-war-refugees-ukrainian-women-poland?t=1650908961888
Radio Svobodna Europa (online, czech): https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/ukrajina-izbjeglice-poljska-zene-sigurnost-/31803879.html
Radio Svobodna Europa (TV, english): https://fb.watch/cDokKvqPhI/
French Media: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/europe/manifestations-en-ukraine/guerre-en-ukraine-en-pologne-des-femmes-prennent-le-volant-pour-apporter-un-peu-de-securite-aux-refugiees-et-a-leurs-enfants_5090443.html?fbclid=IwAR3pf4EugGmBP5sOJubfpEfyLw-avniz4swYDEavXFCq-yLy0HInMDyCfQA
TVN - Polish TV: https://dziendobry.tvn.pl/razem-z-ukraina/kobiety-za-kolko-na-czym-polega-akcja-5688843?fbclid=IwAR2UCkT6z2JNR4JoCAfChlR10UCXuNZoH6QuzTDeFTmEfInTPdUb17VuVQU
ONET - Polish Web based Portal: https://wiadomosci.onet.pl/kraj/wojna-rosja-ukraina-kobiety-za-kolko-czyli-panie-od-zadan-specjalnych/3b50tzq?utm_source=l.facebook.com_viasg_wiadomosci&utm_medium=referal&utm_campaign=leo_automatic&srcc=ucs&utm_v=2
Ham&High - https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/devonshire-house-school-teacher-ukrainian-support-8925812?fbclid=IwAR2yHKdtfqEGXgoJ-JOwExhAK9PgbWCirHn7_JfAXer5b9K7GVZ-P98PAwM
Polish Radio (English) - https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7789/Artykul/2952726,QandA-Women-Take-the-Wheel
TVP World (Interview in English) - https://tvpworld.com/60231619/help-without-borders-1705
TVP Magazyn Expressu Reporterów - https://vod.tvp.pl/video/magazyn-ekspresu-reporterow,24052022,60377056
Business Today (Taiwan) - https://www.businesstoday.com.tw/article/category/183027/post/202208030027/?fbclid=IwAR3_8zDz5YusJQGtqO9vpOnzSTFyIm5GqH5p_jWAnXK2gG5BviTD3KTI_Jw
PBS Newshour - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/human-traffickers-exploit-desperation-of-ukrainian-refugees-and-their-children
National Education Union (Pages 26-29) - https://issuu.com/nationalunionofteachers/docs/educate_nov_dec_22_lo-res_for_issu