Diana is a Ukrainian refugee who now lives in Poland.

Playing the bandura has become a way for Diana to process her feelings about her recent turbulent history.

Because the bandura was such a symbol of Ukrainian culture, musicians were persecuted by conquering powers, most recently  by the Soviets.

Diana grieves for all  the losses her fellow Ukrainians have endured.

When not playing, Diana works for a company that helps Ukrainian refugees  find work in Poland.

This work complements what CARE is doing, providing jobs, lodging, and mental health services to Ukrainian refugees.


In Poland, Diana has connected with fellow refugees through music.

"The sounds of the bandura, it touches  the heart,"  says Diana