Corruption remains widespread, jobs are scarce, and poverty is concentrated in rural areas, where many people lack adequate sanitation and other basic amenities.
As a result of migration, more than half of children grow up without the care of their mother or father at some point. Alcoholism and domestic violence are frequent problems, and three-quarters of children have experienced domestic violence.
We work in towns and villages in southern Moldova, supporting vulnerable children both in their communities and in institutions. We help them to know they are loved and give them educational support. We also run a women’s ministry serving those affected by domestic violence, and we work with families, helping them to break out of poverty and access training and employment. In Chisinau, we reach out to homeless people with hot food, warm clothing and friendship.