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British Charity in Moldova

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Information about activities of British charities in Moldova

Christian Response to Eastern Europe (CR2EE) is one of about 20 British charities working in Moldova. CR2EE has been working here since 1997 providing essentials such as food, clothing, bedding and medical supplies to vulnerable people on the fringes of Moldovan society. It works across the country from Balti and Soroca in the north to Borceag in the Cahul district in the south and Gura Bicului in the east to Sipoteni in the west.

On 24 June Hugh Scudder (Trustee of the charity) showed the Embassy some of the activities of CR2EE in Moldova’s second city, Balti, in the north of the country together with projects that it runs in the villages of Baroncea and Chetrosu.

Hugh showed us how CR2EE was providing relief to disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families and support organisations. For example, we saw how the charity:

  • is helping one single parent to send her child to kindergarten so that she can hold down a job during the day;

  • has provided running water for a vulnerable family;

  • completely renovated an old people’s home installing running water and heating;

  • fully renovated a village kindergarten;

  • provided a house for a single parent and her family so that she was not left homeless;

  • has helped lift vulnerable families out of precarious situations

  • distributes clothing, bedding and medical equipment to individuals and organisations across Moldova free of charge.

Please visit CR2EE’s website for ideas on how you can help vulnerable people in Moldova.