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. The aged
have worked hard all their lives with nothing to show for it. 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 to support
themselves, let alone their grandchildren.
Other children are being 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