We first met this family when we delivered a shoebox to them.  We couldn’t find them at first but eventually found them crowded into one room with two beds at the back of the building.  The family have six children, five boys and a girl; C.(15 years old), G. (8 years old), I.(7 years old), D. (6 years old), M.(3 years old), and the baby boy M. is 1 month. Lidia is a housewife, cares for home and their children. Gheorghe takes care of sheep, sells cheese and with this money he can maintain his family. The older boy C., after school goes to the village to a family and works to help the family with some money earned after work day. They live in a very difficult conditions, they have no adequate living conditions. All 8 live in a single room, separated by a stove, from which they have heat.

When we visited them with a team from the UK they loved their shoebox (perhaps we gave them a couple of boxes) and were happy to talk and share about their lives.   Our project manager Veronica who is based nearby told them that they wanted to continue to visit them and help them when they had the opportunity. Thankfully that opportunity came when extra funds from the shoeboxes meant that they were able to deliver them a food parcel.  They were very happy that Veronica and her team visited them and thanked them for the package with food and all the other hygienic and detergents. They spent a nice time with them. Veronica says “They have wonderful children. G & L and their children were very thankful for our visit and we bought things that they really need in these difficult days. We pray that they also understand that there is indeed a God who loves and takes care of their needs. We want to encourage you that all these goods are a blessing for many families in these quite complicated times. Thank you very much and God bless you” The team aim to go back on a regular basis to continue to help the family and of course deliver shoeboxes again.

Shoebox Family with food parcel