Stefan was admitted to a state orphanage in Romania a year ago because he had been diagnosed with a latent infection of tuberculosis. With both parents unemployed, overcrowded living conditions at home and a poor diet, it was reckoned that removing the fourteen-year old from his family’s situation would give him the best chance of preventing the disease from developing.
Support from Blythswood Care helps improve the diet of the children at Ilisua orphanage, which must budget on little more than £1 per day per child. The children’s basic breakfast of bread and tea is supplemented by cereal and milk, paid for by donations from people like you through Blythswood’s Gift Catalogue.
“Blythswood’s support for the cereal project is a tremendous help and encouragement,” says Calin Morar who works for the Elpis Foundation. “A balanced and healthy diet is important for the growth and development of all the children and especially for one who is fighting a TB infection.”