“The most I can ever imagine giving my kids for Christmas is a piece of bread on the table.”
Let's help make that dream come true and so much more this Christmas!
Viorica, a mother of three in Moldova, struggles every day with the harsh poverty she lives in with her family.
Secure, well-paid work is hard to come by, and there is never enough money even for basic essentials, never mind Christmas treats.
One of the poorest countries in Europe, Moldova’s already precarious economy has been hit hard in recent years. Utility bills have increased by tenfold, food prices have skyrocketed, and now, even bread seems like a luxury item.
Viorica’s family lives in a small house with no running water and no gas supply. She washes the family’s clothes in cold water outside, even in winter, and gives the boys porridge for lunch every day as that’s all they can afford.
As Christmas approaches, Viorica wishes she could save up for a celebratory meal, with treats and presents for the boys. Instead, the cupboards are empty and paid work is scarce in winter.
All she wants for Christmas is food.