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LOOKING BACK OVER 2006
The year began with some volunteers spending many many hours overhauling the trailer.
loads of humanitarian aid were sent to eastern Europe in 2006 – an estimated 55
tonnes of aid, mainly clothes, bedding, educational equipment and furniture,
bicycles and computers to
A visit to a Romanian hospital for psychiatric and mentally retarded patients so horrified the team that the November trailer focussed on the needs of that hospital.
has been a good year for Mustard Seed Romania the Romanian charitable
association set up in 2004. The pensioners' programme has grown further through
the Adopt-A-Granny scheme. We now believe we have made a real impact in the
area around the
2006 in the Mustard Seed Romania apartment giving Christmas shoeboxes.
In December 2006 in the Mustard Seed Romania apartment giving Christmas shoeboxes.
Oradea Mustard Seed Romania opened a
second apartment for young women/girls who had been brought up in state
orphanages, again under the supervision of Rody Stroie. The purchase of this
new apartment was made possible by Steve from
The boys hostel has not run as smoothly as the girls' apartments! Apart from 2 young men who are very stable, a number of boys have come and gone after a few months. Nutu the assistant supervisor is developing a fish farm on the site, which will (we hope) generate enough income to support the project.
In the summer Mustard Seed Romania purchased a small house in hectare of land in an out-lying village near the Hungarian border. The plan is to use it to house a needy family to give them a fresh start. After a disappointing “false start” a needy family with four children moved in, in January – we will see how they use their opportunity.
able to sponsor a holiday for Nicu's Girls – the first set of young women we
assisted in 2000, when they left the state orphanages. These young women have
all been supervised by Fundatia