Pictured: Lavinia (left) and Ramona (right)
Coming from a large family, Lavinia feels as if all eyes are on her and her siblings, almost as if people are willing them to fail, just to prove to their parents that having so many kids was not such a good idea. But through it all, the siblings have kept their faith, motivating each other to shine and to be good examples to anyone who is watching.
“This family had so many needs when they were enrolled in our Families-in-Crisis program,” explains Daniel, their MWB coordinator. “They would never have got to where they are now without helping hands embracing and supporting them in all the ups-and-downs they have had to deal with. They are a good, hard-working family who get on well with each other and their neighbors in the village, and I am honored to know them.”
“If MWB had invested in the children’s scholarships alone that would have been enough for them, as they esteem education so much. But we have also been able to help out with practical help of food and hygiene supplies, household items, clothing, shoes, toys and farming tools,” says Daniel.
Another MWB team member in Romania, Ada G. oversees the scholarship program for that country, and explains the vital importance of supporting young people’s educational ambitions:
“We have been told many times that if it wasn’t for our scholarship program, children would have failed to even graduate school.”
Ada continues: “I am happy to be part of this team and what it stands for. We make a difference in the lives of our students by helping them to build confidence and move towards their God-given destiny.”
Children and young adults from families living in extreme poverty in Eastern Europe cannot outgrow their condition of poverty without a decent education ... which costs money! If they cannot afford basics like meals & accommodation, it is needless to say that tuition, supplies, and transportation are bigger issues.
Let's leave the last word to Lavinia in Romania:
“My siblings and I are very grateful for all your investment in our education. Thank you for making it possible for us to be closer day-by-day to fulfilling our dreams and thank you for giving us the hope we needed to continue our learning journey.”
We are so amazed by all those who so faithfully and generously donate to our programs as we work for a better future for the next generation in Eastern Europe. Even though it seems like the world is in a constant swirl of chaos and sadness and uncertainty, you—our faithful supporters—have been a tidal wave of generosity and compassion, that just keeps coming.
Thank you, and God bless!
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