Is it really December already? As we prepare for the onset
of summer, those in Eastern Europe really begin to feel the effects
of the harsh winter months ahead of them. For many, winter is an
exciting and joyful time. Children wait impatiently for the snow to
fall so they can go sledding and make snowmen.
TV advertising and the media try to paint a perfect
picture of a white Christmas for children and families.
Unfortunately many simply forget that across the world there are
millions of families huddling together in below zero temperatures
without adequate heating, warm shoes and clothes, trying to survive
In the small village of Ermoclia in Southern Moldova
temperatures in winter can fall to -25 degrees celcius. The only
source of heating for the locals is firewood, which is expensive
when you consider that it costs $330 per one tonne of briquettes,
and the maximum income per family, where just the father works, is
only $100 a month.
The Gojan family in Ermocila face this reality this
winter, and it is far from a fairytale.
Winter is the hardest time however for families like the
Gojan's. They particularly lack warm shoes, clothes and firewood.
In autumn they begin to gather branches from the vineyards and the
forests, but it is never enough. However, this year as a result of
MWB's Operation Winter Rescue project, the family have received 50
sacks of briquettes which will help them heat their home until
Please give to help families just like the Gojan's this