Aid transports Romania

After we were able to get an idea of the situation for ourselves, we have been supporting a relief organization in a project on the Moldavian-Romanian border for years.

Situation in Romania

Romania is a country with extremely high unemployment, which is even worse off in the villages due to a lack of industry and a lack of finance for a training place in the cities. In summer, you can only get a job in the fields on a daily basis as a unskilled worker.

In many cases, the families have no future prospects; the children usually do not find employment after their secondary school leaving certificate and there is no money available for travel expenses etc., especially as the food prices (including rent, heating and fuel costs) are absolutely comparable with Germany. On the other hand, alcohol is cheap to buy, which is very popular as a comforter of the soul. In order to offer the children a better perspective, many families are forced to put their children in a far away children’s home with proper accommodation, food and school care, which means that only during the school holidays it is possible to communicate with the parents.

Aid transports

We have therefore made it our task to support the aid organisation’s staff by providing a 40 t truck loaded with relief supplies (food, clothing, shoes, mattresses, blankets, toys, wheelchairs, etc.) 3-4 times a year.

On site, a professional sorting is carried out by volunteer German and Romanian staff, who have made it their task to help this region with the help of the German Friends of the region in the form of these relief goods, together with visits and special events such as B. “Christmas packages in a shoebox.” In addition, the procurement of firewood is also very important, since the winters in Romania are very cold and wood prices of over 60€/m³ are almost priceless for the poor population.

New construction of a nursery

In order to ensure long-term family cohesion, a day nursery was completed in 2014 on a plot of land acquired specifically for this purpose. Here, children are provided with sufficient food and drink after leaving school, and regular intensive supervision of their homework guarantees the best possible school education. Basic medical care is also provided.
Of course, there are also plenty of possibilities for playing and creating allotments.

We can thus actively contribute to the children of many poor families in this region being able to keep their homes.