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Registered Charity No. 1062623

Bringing relief to poor people & families in

Romania

&

Moldova

JANUARY 2015 IN MOLDOVA

SOUP KITCHENS IN MOLDOVA

Children are extremely vulnerable. Some may be kidnapped and sent to other countries and used in the sex industry in the West. The older ones could be kidnapped for a donor of body parts, after all, a healthy teenager will have two kidneys, a heart, lungs etc. A valuable commodity to the West.

It is not easy to survive on the streets of Europe's poorest country. Finding food from the dustbins is almost impossible. Many children will live in the sewers, by hot water pipes or under the blocks of flats. Some say not so bad in the summer but in winter when temperatures can plummet to minus 30 degrees it is difficult.

Our soup kitchen projects are very successful and provide a valuable service/refuge for many children. The problem is that although we can care for them whilst they are with us we then have to return them to the streets until the next time they attend the soup kitchen.

As an expansion of this programme we sponsor and run an orphanage where children can stay. Wherever possible we try and arrange for the children to be registered, a lot of the children were not registered at birth and therefore officially do not exist so do not have a need for education, medical facilities etc. If we can get the papers and officially register them then we can enter them for schooling etc.

The orphanage is a wonderful place and helps so many children. It is our intention to expand the orphanage programme to help even more children in various areas of Moldova. There are many families who are too poor to look after their children and other children who are orphans or for a variety of reasons have to survive by themselves on the streets of Moldova.

These are extremely vulnerable and life is particularly hard. We run various soup kitchens

where we can encourage vulnerable children to come not only to obtain nourishing food but also we endeavour to give them access to medical expertise, education etc.

All this costs a great deal of money. Unfortunately we cannot help all the children we would like to. Some are turned away.

If you feel you would like to help a vulnerable child and wish to help why not sponsor a child on a regular basis to attend one of our soup kitchens.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A CHILD OR HELP WITH THE COSTS OF SOUP KITCHENS OR ORPHANAGES, PLEASE DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE AND RETURN TO US A STANDING ORDER FORM. and if a taxpayer, a Gift Aid Form.

In addition we also support other orphanages, providing money, food, clothing, school supplies, computers etc.