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PROJECT RECORD - Links 3

 

Education

The Art

Language, Computer Courses

Scholarships

The Special School

Extra Lessons for Children

Sponsorship Of Book Publishing

The Christian Library

Evangelistic Language Camps

Bible Studies

The Pharmacy

Land for the Poor

Family Action

Support for poor Families

The need in "Radauti Project"

Help for children with AIDS

The gypsy Community

 

 

 

THE PHARMACY

 

Justification of the project

Lack of medicine and the difficulty for some people to get medication (specially old and poor people).

Objectives of the project

Direct material support of persons with health problems

Summary of the project

We run a small pharmacy where a pharmacist dispenses prescriptions for poor people. We pay for a pharmacist to come to our pharmacy and work 3 times a week, 2 hours a day.  We are encouraged by the fact that local doctors know about us and now prescribe specific medicines which we stock, and direct their patients to us. Also we keep them informed from time to time about the stock we have. We have also donated three and half tonnes of medical equipment to hospitals in Radauti and Suceava.

Land for the Poor


Justification of the project

One of the problems that poor families in the area have is lack of interest in work.

Objectives of the project

To encourage and support such poor families to work for a living and support themselves to overcome their difficult circumstances.

 Summary of the project

In 1997 we bought 80 acres of land which we divided into four. We gave the land to four families who made a contract with us. We retain the right to take back the land if the family does not fulfil their part of the contract. Initially we paid for the land to be ploughed and we bought the seed for it. The families then gave us 10% of the harvest crops. The following year the families were expected to work and seed the land by themselves.

Family Action

Justification of the project

The wish of French families to get in contact with Romanian ones.

Objectives of the project

Uniting French and Romanian families.

 Summary of the project

This project is organised in partnership with Partage, France. There are 35 poor families from Radauti and around who are paired with 35 families in France. The families correspond and the French families send the parcels to their Romanian friends.

 

Support for poor Families

Support for poor families

Justification of the project

There are many families, who, for different reasons, live in very poor material conditions.

 Objectives of the project

Direct  material and spiritual help for poor families.

 Summary of the project

We have been working on this project for many years. During the years we selected (according to criteria that we established) 2 kinds of families or individuals who had material needs. Every month we help about 40 families from Radauti and the villages around with gifts of food, clothes and sometimes money. All are in material need and they cannot support themselves. We have helped some of them find work and we try to help them spiritually. There are another 600 families, whom we are we are aware of, who are helped occasionally with clothes

The "Need in Radauti" project

 

 

 

The “Needs in Radauti” project

Justification of the project

Lack of information and the impossibility of appropriate allocation of resources.

Objectives of the project

To be able to give efficient material help and support according to the different needs of  individuals/families.

Summary of the project

At the end of 1997 we started a social enquiry in the city of Radauti. We tried  to determine the needs of families in Radauti and create a database in certain areas: material situation, employment, the problem of premature school leaving, health problems, and another database about minority groups in the city (specially gypsies). We have also informed them about the help that we can offer them. We designed a questionnaire which was sent to the families in the town.

From all the questionnaires that were filled in and sent back to us, we selected : 120 families for monthly help; 700 families for quarterly help; 1,000 families for biannual help. The database helps us to achieve programmes that reach definite needs.

Help for children with AIDS

Help for children with  AIDS

 Justification of the project

The unjustified attitude of the communities toward families with such problems (the attitude of the neighbours, school-teachers, etc.)

Objectives of the project

To encourage families that have children with AIDS and   develop relationships with them.

With the help of some families from Holland we developed a project to help families who have children that suffer from AIDS. They have been infected while in hospital. Tests have proved that none of the other members of the family suffer from AIDS. At present we help with money and other goods, three families that each have one child with AIDS.

 

The gypsy Community

 The gypsy community                     

The work among the Gypsies started last year, with the funeral of an elderly lady who was a member of  Marginea Baptist Church and who lived in the Gypsy village of Voivodeasa (near Marginea, on the edge of Sucevita). Most of the Gypsies from the village took part in the funeral, and they had the chance to hear the Work of God. Also, they had seen the way of life of this lady, and her faith while she was alive. At the funeral, some of them decided to meet together every Sunday in a house. Several members from Marginea Baptist Church went every Sunday and preached there. Very rapidly, their numbers have grown and now there are about 80 people who meet together. They were helped to buy a house with 2 rooms, where the adults can meet in one room and the children in another.

Dorca is involved alongside Marginea Baptist Church in this project. For this year we have the following plans:

to pay for a teacher to teach them reading, writing and numeracy (most are illiterate)

to assist them in learning a skill, so they can earn their own living,   rather than begging and stealing

to help the poorest repair their homes, and to offer them at least minimum living conditions

 

DORCA'S "PURPOSE"
[Education]-[The Art]-[Language, Computer Courses]-[Scholarships ]-[The Special School]-[Extra Lessons for Children]-[Sponsorship Of Book Publishing]-[The Christian Library ]-[Evangelistic Language Camps]-[Bible Studies]-[The Pharmacy]-[Land for the Poor]-[Family Action]-[Support for poor Families]-[The need in "Radauti Project"]-[Help for children with AIDS]-[The gypsy Community]