Why a bread project?
Shocking statistics show that in Romania around 25% of the population live beneath the poverty level. State assistance is not sufficient to live on, when electricity and heating costs still have to be paid. Many socially disadvantaged families or Roma people are unemployed because they lack the necessary education, have never learnt a profession or at best have only been given casual work.
Pensioners are not in a much better situation either and often have to get by on 80€. Due to the continually rising number of young people emigrating, the balance between pensioners and the working population has been massively disrupted. Structural problems which have remained unsolved over decades, do not promise a better future.
Desperation and hopelessness is rampant in many families, with single mothers, widows and pensioners.
Ensuring provision of basic needs
Bread is one of the basic foods in Romania, but one which many people cannot afford regularly. We at “Hoffnung” begin where the need is at its greatest.
With great care, the sick, the elderly and the large families are chosen whose income does not cover their basic needs. They receive 1kg of bread from us daily and needn´t remain hungry. Since May 2002 we have been able to distribute 13,000 kg of bread.
Our staff regularly visit the people in their homes. Suddenly worried faces begin to shine and show us their deep emotional needs. How good that we can bring them comfort and the spiritual encouragement of the gospel, as well as being able to alleviate their most important basic needs with our aid supplies.
Wie kannst du helfen?
Mit dem Einkauf in unserem Geschenkeshop erleichtern sie einer bedürftigen Familie den Alltag und sorgen für eine bessere Lebensqualität.
Sie können wählen zwischen:
- halbautomatische Waschmaschine
Mit einer guten Idee können sie Gelder für das Brotprojekt sammeln und es als einmaliger Betrag und dem Vermerk „Brotprojekt“ an das Hilfswerk überweisen:
- In der Gemeinde/Schule einen Bazar machen, wo belegte Brote zugunsten des Brotprojektes verkauft werden.
- Beim Bäcker anfragen, ob er nicht ein besonderes Brot um 50 Cent erhöht und diese Mehreinnahme als Spende gegeben wird.