Christmas projects in Romania
In the winter of 2015 and 2016, we collected clothes and toys for Romanian families living in poverty in the Valea Jiului region (Schiltal). The donations were personally distributed by our volunteers on site during the Christmas season in December.
Valea Jiului is a mining region west of Bucharest. For years, the region lived from mining. Due to the collapse of many mines – accidents resulting in numerous deaths and economic losses – has left many people unemployed and living in poverty ever since. The state is seeking to create new jobs, e.g. in the tourism industry, but so far unsuccessful. In cooperation with local schools and local inhabitants, we are committed to helping the children of families living in poverty.