Moldova

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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.

Today

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 unemployed.

Children

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 changed.


Additional Information: 

BBC Fact File - if you click on this link then the BBC Country Fact file will open in a new Browser window.