33 families

Wood for Moldovan families

Thanks to the help of wortundtat, this December, when the temperatures in the south of Moldova never rise above 0° Celsius, 33 families are able to warm up by their stoves. During the past weeks, they received firewood from the team that also runs the Day Care Centre Seceris (Pearl) in Vulcanesti.

Some of the older boys, who are attending the day care centre, help with loading and unloading the car.

Some of the older boys, who are attending the day care centre, help with loading and unloading the car.

“Most families that we provide with wood have one or more children at our day care centre. Six households comprise of older couples, people living on their own or who are disabled”, says Elizabeth Smolina, who is in charge of the day care centre. In November, her husband Ivan and the driver of the KiTa (day care centre) visited families in the village. Each time, five or six of the older boys who attend the KiTa accompanied them. They helped the two men to load wood on to the small pick-up. Then they all drove to the families, unloaded the pick-up in front of their houses and prayed for the family. The child, whose family receives wood, also accompanied the delivery.

Gratitude for the family

One of the tours was accompanied by 11-year old Daniel. He has three siblings. Daniel’s father has left the family. The mother has a new partner. Their house is run down and the mother is unable to keep order as Elizabeth observed during some of her visits. In spite of the obvious poverty and mess, in which young Daniel lives, he thanked – after the wood had been unloaded – God for his happy family. “Ivan was very moved when he saw how the boy in this difficult situation was to express gratitude for the family”, says Elizabeth.