A home for homeless children
Moldova is also known as the "poorhouse of Europe". The per capita income in this country is just CHF 200 per month, around 20 times less than in Switzerland. One of the most glaring signs of Moldova's poverty is the way people live there. In many cases, people live far out in the country and thus far away from any civilization. There is neither electricity nor running water. Firewood for heating is also usually scarce, while temperatures in winter drop to -30°C. There is no opportunity for a job and it is too far to drive to the nearest market with garden products and the roads are in a catastrophic condition.
The construction of the first orphanage, about 1 hour south of the capital Chişinău, has already been successfully completed. In Mereșeni, a small village in the same region, AVC has now tackled the next project - another house where orphans can find a home. A married couple will live together with the children in the house and thus organize everyday life, which is at least rudimentarily reminiscent of "family life".
In addition, homework help is provided for all children from the village, as well as a daily lunch, which will be the only meal of the day for most children. In the workshop, the children can pursue their individual interests and acquire new skills.
Music lessons are also made possible for the children so that their artistic side is also encouraged.
Area 33 851 km2
Population 3,4 Mio
Life expectancy 71 years
Child mortality 12% (per 1000)
2,6% Other Christians
(Video in German)
(Video in German)
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