Valentina bred chickens and ducks, so he could afford to
feed his children and send them to school. Then one evening a fox
killed the poultry - and with them, Valentina's dreams of his
children escaping poverty.
When Valentina lost his poultry, he lost all his income - and
hopes for a better future. With no benefits system in Moldova, he
had no safety net. It was only by taking casual jobs that Valentina
earned just enough to keep his family together. But he had no money
for new clothes, not even for soap to wash. His children suffered
bullying at school because they were so poor.
Gifts invested for those with nothing
Through your generous gifts, we are able to support
Valentina. When he was left with nothing, we provided
clothing, hygiene items and food for his whole family. This is
the first part of our support package to help Valentina's family
leave poverty and move towards self-sufficiency.
Valentina says, "You came at the right time … I shared my
troubles with God and today, you are here. God is so good to us. He
taught us: 'Always rely on His strong arm and He will work!' Thank
you for your generosity!"
Your gift today is an investment for a family like Valentina's -
because we will multiply your gift. Here's how:
We aim to buy most goods in the
local country and help boost employment and the local
economy. However, some goods are just too expensive to buy
locally, or are not available. Some UK companies donate goods
to MWB that would otherwise end up as landfill. But it means we pay
for their shipping and distribution (even with the transport, this
is still sustainable). So each year we ship goods that meet
specific needs - from boots to winter clothing, beds, tinned food,
dental chairs and hygiene items.
Like sowing seed in good soil, God really does increase
your gift by 30, 40 or even one hundredfold. Your
donation of £50 could become over £1,000-worth of warm jackets;
£150 could become over 1,000 pairs of shoes.