CHANGING LIVES IN EASTERN EUROPE
Countries like Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Albania and
Bosnia-Herzegovina are struggling, with economic and
social and political problems.
Many live below the poverty
threshold. There is little - if any - social
structure for those in need. Many families are torn apart by
parents leaving for richer countries with better promises of work,
quite literally abandoning their children to aging grandparents who
are struggling just to support themselves.
Other children are abandoned to government-run
"boarding schools", where there is no love, safety or assurance of
a decent education.
The number of children being human-trafficked has increased, as
have the number of homeless on the streets. Illiteracy is reaching
terrifying levels. Resources for the elderly and the disabled is
THIS is where Mission Without Borders is at work,
partnering with local churches to bring material, emotional and
spiritual support to people who are suffering the effects of