Street Mercy

The spiral down into hopelessness is quick and unforgiving, but a simple act of kindness can go a long way toward encouraging and loving a homeless and hungry person.

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Estimated 500,000 homeless in Bulgaria

In Moldova and Bulgaria there are limited employment opportunities even for university graduates. Coupled with a lack of rights for tenants mean means eviction can be swift and leave people on the streets with no money for food. Limited government support for people who are homeless exacerbates the problem and provides little hope of a way out.

For Viorel (pictured), the path to homelessness was quick. “My wife died, I had a daughter, but 18 years ago she went abroad, and I haven’t heard from her since.”

Viorel then tried to rebuild his life, but his girlfriend became abusive and finally drove him out of his own apartment that he’d lived in for 30 years. “One day when I came home she’d thrown all my belongings out the window, so I was homeless”

What we do

Every year we provide hundreds of people in Moldova and Bulgaria warm meals and the love of Jesus Christ through our StreetMercy work. 

Just $20 provides five hot meals to a homeless person and the love and care from our staff and volunteers.

“When someone is sad, we pray for them. When a person needs medical care we take care of them, visit them at the hospital and meet their needs. In this way we become part of their lives, involved in their pains and difficulties they undergo. We are seeing great change amongst the homeless.” Coordinator, Ani

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hot meals served last year to the homeless


Your Impact

In Eastern Europe the many restrictions on meetings, travelling and visiting people in their homes has been challenging. And with many schools closed and children expected to connect online, was something that was not possible for many of those we work with. 

Food prices increased, people lost their jobs and felt increasingly isolated. Just when we were needed the most by those we work with, we were unable to be physically with them. But, our teams are both committed and creative!

Where we were unable to run our soup kitchens we handed out meal packs for people to prepare at home, a lifesaver 
for those who were struggling even more so to feed themselves.

On the streets of Sofia in Bulgaria our Street Mercy team were handing out masks to help protect the homeless people, alongside the hot meals we bring. The masks were sewn at our vocational training centre where people freely gave their time to help those who were struggling.

We continued to deliver food and essential items to families, many of whom told us that without that, they would have had nothing. As one grandmother in Romania said, "We see that you did not forget us. Thank you and God bless you".

Your impact is life saving and transformational! Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 "And the King will say, "I tell you the truth, when you did it ot one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!"




Help transform lives and bring hope for the future

To donate via internet banking, our ANZ account number is 06-0185-0122206-12 or call us on 0800 469 269, THANK YOU!