Ruvim and Pasha, a wonderful couple, have given their lives to serve the poor. They wanted to build a place where people could come and eat for free. So from the proceeds of a Link to Hope’s challenge event, we built a canteen for them in Cosnita, Moldova. How does it work? Firstly, Ruvim and Pasha work tirelessly to serve food to 50-100 people a day 365 days a year. Secondly Link to Hope supports the project by providing finance for the two cooks that are employed. Thirdly, a third lady walks around the entire village on a daily basis hand delivering food to the elderly, blind and disabled. This is because they are unable to leave their homes due to their disabilities. When we visited and helped deliver the food to people, it was distressing to see so many people living in such dire circumstances.
Ruvim and Pasha are determined to be as self sufficient as possible. They want to give the best food they can to the people that come to the canteen. To that end they have established a chicken farm. And are now farming rabbits to be able to give meat and protein to the villagers.
In conclusion, the canteen is a huge benefit to the community and we are delighted to support it.