MONTHLY SUPPORT HELPS LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SURVIVE ROMANIAN WINTER
Maria lives with her grandmother in Cluj County, Romania. To get to school, the ten-year-old must walk down the hill track that leads from their home through the forest to the road. At this time of year the journey is more difficult because of snow and wind and especially because of the dark.
Her grandmother goes with her each day and carries home whatever they need. Dependent on Romania’s modest welfare payments, it’s not easy for her to provide for the growing girl. Blythswood Care’s Basis Project gives vital, monthly support, providing non-perishable foodstuffs such as oil, flour, rice, pasta, pâté and sugar.
This is a significant contribution to their monthly budget and helps to ensure that Maria does not go to school hungry. Gifts of clothing from Blythswood are a big help to them too, as is the moral support of Basis worker Săndel Szitas who visits them each month, carrying the box of food to their little cabin in the woods.
photo above: Time to go - Maria’s granny stands ready with the little girl’s coat as Basis worker Săndel Szitas concludes his monthly visit. The food he brings enables them to survive the winter.
Blythswood’s Basis Project helps 30 low-income families in and around Cluj, some of them living in very difficult circumstances.