What countries does MWB work
Our work is based in Eastern Europe - specifically: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. We are also
working in China.
Do you use volunteers?
All the full-time work we do in the countries where we have
programmes is undertaken by nationals of those countries whom we
employ and train as necessary. Volunteers wishing to fundraise on
our behalf should contact the office (020 7940 1370) for more
Do you only help Christian people?
No. We serve people without regard to their religion or ethnic
background. All aspects of our Christian outreach work are
presented as an offer not as a condition for our beneficiaries to
receive aid. Everything we do, of course, we do in the love and
name of Christ.
How are you funded?
Virtually all our income is from donations received from the
How successful is the work?
We maintain long-term local presence in the countries where we
work and employ primarily national staff, enabling Mission Without
Borders to identify and address the most important and urgent needs
of each country. The following highlights some of our
In Albania we
have stepped in to improve the medical conditions in four key
Medical Centres, in which the facilities have been refurbished, and
we are currently concentrating on vocational courses together with
caring for the impoverished.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina MWB serves
poverty stricken families, institutions for the elderly, the blind,
and the disabled.
In Bulgaria we help the lonely and
marginalised through the combined efforts of feeding centres,
churches and local groups.
In Moldova MWB has initiated
vocational and educational programmes as well as courses on human
development which help re-integrate the people into the work force
and improve their chances of employment.
In Romania our Child Rescue
International programme is involved in many Homes, serving the
needs of thousands of children and we are working with the EU and
Romanian government as they seek to give every child a family home
and put an end to the misery of the orphanages. Besides this we
reach the most needy through distributions of food, clothing,
medical aid and vocational and educational training.
In Ukraine we
provide health camps for children who suffer from a wide range of
serious health problems caused by Chernobyl. Focus is also given to
impoverished mothers through the MotherCare project and families
receive food, hygiene goods, clothing, medicines and Christian
literature from our Mission Centre.
Is CRI anything to do with Mission Without Borders?
When the Iron Curtain fell and Mission Without Borders were able
freely to enter the Eastern Block, we saw first hand the awful
sights in the Romanian orphanages which many of you saw on
television. And to help meet the needs we saw, thirteen years ago
MWB started a programme called Child Rescue International which has
since expanded to Moldova and the Ukraine. CRI is a programme
specifically developed to help deal with the problems of children
living in institutions and, like all other programmes, comes under
the canopy of Mission Without Borders.