Rebuilding Lives and Communities in Eastern Europe

Vulcanizare Project, Dancu

The team has just returned from their recent trip out to Dancu.  This time they were building an extension to the Vulcanizare project.  The new extension is to be used for training young men in woodwork and for teaching.  The team worked very hard and managed to complete the walls and roof in one week.  Here are some of the photo's they took when they were out there.

 

 

 

 

 

History of the Vulcanizare project

Christian charity Dancu Tabita has bought a large site in Cioara village, Moldova, which, stage-by-stage, it is converting into facilities to help and bless its community, support Christian ministry and generate jobs and income in this materially deprived region. Having opened a Community Centre in October 2011 as the first phase of development, we are now looking to create small businesses which can contribute towards the ongoing costs of the site, thereby reducing dependency on overseas donations.As well as generating a small but steady flow of income, it is hoped that this project will lead to 2 additional jobs being created. Any profit generated will mean that there is less dependency on foreign donations to cover the running costs of the site. 

The village of Dancu in Moldova struggles with a great many things but one of them is lack of employment.  The other is that since other projects have started eg Inn of Love and a milk project that the repair bills for the transport they do have has increased dramatically.  

Therefore the answer was to convert a derelict building into an income-generating small business - a small tyre repair garage (Vulcanizare) and car wash which will support Dancu Tabita’s  communal and social projects/buildings, create 2 new jobs and lower the cost for maintenance of Tabita’s own vehicles.

Link to Hope Volunteers went out in April 2014 to Dancu for the next stage of the Vulcanizare project and to Razesi to help put in a bathroom and do other building works at the Community Centre.  As usual lots of hard work and this time lots of competition between the two groups as to who could achieve more on their week of labour.  Thank you to Camilla, Elice, Lisa, Lin, Stacey and Callum who did brilliantly at Dancu.  Also to Fiona, Sue, Mike, Wayne and Robin who slaved away in Razesi.  They did everthing from putting in a new bathroom, to digging latrines, painting posts, putting on roofs, plastering, digging and a hundred and one other tasks. They raised a fantastic amount of sponsorship money all of which was sent over and invested in the projects they were working on.  One word summary of the week from the team;

Milly - Minunat! (wonderful), Ellice - Splendiferous!, Lin & Stacey - LOVE!, Wayne - Eye-opening. Fiona - Humbling. Callum - Indescribable. Sue - Liberating. Mike - Life enhancing. Lisa - Privilege. Robin - Uplifting.  Two words from Link to Hope—THANK YOU

 

 

 

Link Moldova Projects

  • Not only does Link to Hope give aid but it also seeks to support micro enterprises that can generate funds to support social care projects. 

  • The team has just returned from their recent trip out to Dancu.  This time they were building an extension to the Vulcanizare project.  The new extension is to be used for training young men in woodwork and for teaching.  The team worked very hard and managed to complete the walls and roof in one week.  Here are some of the photo's they took when they were out there.

  • Even though Chris & Helen Ducker have moved back to the UK, the work in Razesi, Moldova is continuing and going from strength to strength. Colea is carrying on the youthwork that was started at the Community Centre in Razesi. Chris & a team have just returned from Poganesti where Link to Hope has funded the transformation of some disused rooms into what they hope will be a Community Centre for the village. The funds have been raised by the 10 people taking part in the Rarau Mountain Challenge.

  • Emmaus Club – A wonderful development program for children with special educational needs in Dancu.

  • DancuTabita is a Christian Charity and relief organization committed to fulfilling the command Jesus Christ gave: to care for and empower the poor and oppressed (Matthew 25:31-46). Since 2002 when Tabita was founded we had the privilege to share the love of Christ to many poor and despair people who are living in a very remote village called Dancu but also many other villages around us. We are well aware that we are given to each other to bless each other.