In rural Romania, Cristian’s parents leave him for days on end as they travel for miles to a rubbish dump searching for scrap metal to sell. Often they return home with their horse and cart empty, and Cristian and his brothers and sisters go to bed hungry.
40% of Romanian children live in poverty and struggle to get an education. One in eight go to bed with their stomachs empty.
For parents in Cristian’s community, each day is just a struggle to survive and education is an unachievable goal. As a result, Cristian has no one to encourage him to go to school, he does not read or write, he struggles to communicate and he is rejected by society everywhere he goes. As he gets older, he will simply pass his experiences on to his children. Without investment in education, this cycle of poverty will simply continue as it has for generations in Romania.
Education is the most important single factor for long-term sustainable development for a child, its family and its community. Cristian and his siblings in rural Romania need your support to break the cycle of poverty
You will be part of God’s plan to tackle injustice in Eastern Europe
Mission Without Borders is committed to helping thousands of children, like Cristian, to break out of the cycle of poverty in struggling communities across Eastern Europe.
We believe that only long-term investment in a child’s education, material and emotional support – plus faith and hope in Jesus Christ – can create real and lasting change in the existence of a child, a community and, even, a nation.
For every child and teenager we serve, the journey is long and difficult. But with your donation of just $25, for one child that journey can start now through the gift of a backpack filled with school supplies. Without these essential items, the children are not able to attend school.
By donating a backpack to Cristian and thousands of other children like him in Eastern Europe, you will make a difference:
1. You will help Cristian and other children to fulfill their God-given potential through education
2. You will contribute to making an impact on his family and community
3. You will be part of God’s plan to tackle injustice in Eastern Europe
Cristian cannot do this on his own. Change his world by donating now.
Through practical and spiritual support, we give hope by meeting the urgent needs of the poor and building self-sufficient communities.
Right now, thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe cannot go to school because their family simply cannot afford the essentials. Generational poverty, war and broken families result in thousands of children having no school supplies and no confidence to make going to school worthwhile or even possible.
Mission Without Borders is a Christian, inter-denominational organisation who, for over 50 years, has been serving children, families and elderly people suffering poverty and oppression in Eastern Europe. Through practical and spiritual support, we give hope by meeting the urgent needs of the poor and building self-sufficient communities. We do this work because we believe we have been called by God to help the poor and needy. Our work is currently focused in six Eastern European countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. We minister to thousands of children and families across the region working through local churches, volunteers and our own specialist staff in our field countries.
Mission Without Borders is committed to enabling long-term, sustainable change through our sponsorship schemes, family and child support programs and community care.More