Moldova | A home for homeless kids

A home for homeless kids

Moldova / Crisis & war zones

AVC humanitarian aid supports the construction of a multifunctional house for orphans in Moldova. The house will provide a future for homeless children.

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A home for homeless kids

Initial situation and challenges

Moldova is also referred to as the "poorhouse of Europe". The per capita income in this country is just CHF 200 per month, around 20 times less than in Switzerland. One of the most blatant signs of Moldova's poverty is the way people live there. Often people live far out in the country and thus far away from any civilization. There is neither electricity nor running water. As well, firewood for heating is scarce, while the temperatures in winter sink to -30°C. There is no possibility to get a job, and as to going to the next market with harvest yields, the way is too far and the road in a too catastrophic condition.

The country offers no prospects; those who can leave their homeland behind them. Children and seniors are left behind, completely on their own.

  • Important facts
    • Capital
    • Chisinau
    • Area
    • 33 851 km2
    • Inhabitants
    • 3,4 millions
    • Life expectancy
    • 71 years
    • Child mortality rate
    • 12 (per 1000)
    • Literacy
    • 99,4%
    • Religion
    • 90,1% Orthodox
    • 2,6% other Christians
    • 0,1% Others
    • 0,2% Atheists
    • 6,9% unspecified
  • Capital
  • Chisinau
  • Area
  • 33 851 km2
  • Inhabitants
  • 3,4 millions
  • Life expectancy
  • 71 years
  • Child mortality rate
  • 12 (per 1000)
  • Literacy
  • 99,4%
  • Religion
  • 90,1% Orthodox
  • 2,6% other Christians
  • 0,1% Others
  • 0,2% Atheists
  • 6,9% unspecified

Aims

We give children a future. AVC humanitarian aid finances the construction of a multifunctional house, where orphans find a home. Children from poor families receive a daily meal and task assistance. A workshop is available for their individual support.

«This makes a difference in poor peoples lives!»

Viktor, local project manager

Commitment

The construction of the first orphanage, about one hour south of the capital Chisinau, has been completed successfully. In Mereseni, a small village in the same region, AVC humanita- rian aid has now started the next project - another house for homeless orphans. A married couple will live there together with the children, intending to create a daily routine showing features of a „family life“. In addition, chore assistance will be provided for all the village children, as well as a daily lunch, which often is the only meal of the day most children have. A workshop allows children do pursue their individual interests and acquire new skills.

Financing needs

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