Mission Without Borders has worked in Moldova since 1997. Based
in the capital city of Chisinau, and employing only Moldovan
nationals, MWB established humanitarian aid as well as Christian
outreach programmes. These meet the needs of Moldova's most
vulnerable. Most particularly, MWB expanded its child sponsorship
programme to support the thousands of children living in Modova's
dilapidated and overcrowded orphanages.
Moldova is described by the European Parliament as Europe's
poorest country, with a large foreign debt and high unemployment
(7.5%). All sections of society are impacted by this: pensions are
hardly enough to buy basic foods, while state funding for
orphanages cannot always heat the Homes. MWB works in
co-operation with the Moldovan government to improve the life of
Moldovans of all ages.
Families and the elderly
Within tens of thousands of Moldovan families, one or both
parents leave their children to find work abroad. We developed
MWB's Family-to-Family sponsorship
programme to support impoverished families in becoming
self-sufficient and so enable them to stay together.
We have also opened community centres to feed the hungry,
provide support for the elderly and vocational training for the
Thousands of children live in institutions, deprived of family
care. MWB's support for institutionalised and poor children
includes sponsoring more than 7,000 individual children. We
also offer summer camps; Dreambus Trips; vocational education;
emotional and life-skills training, as well as provide practical
items, such as clothing and health care. Find out how Artiom's life
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