MOLDOVA and TURKEY: Anti-Trafficking Campaign
With a corrupt government and old Soviet mindsets, Moldova has been dubbed the European capital for human trafficking. Traffickers target vulnerable children - often orphans who have "aged out" of government orphanages - with promises of a better life. Most end up in sexual exploitation and forced labor, while some even have their organs harvested. Many of these children end up trafficked to Turkey where they are kept in slavery. Thankfully, the Church is not staying silent. World Orphans partners in Moldova and Turkey are speaking up against human trafficking and have implemented a successful anti-trafficking campaign. You can join this important initiative by giving towards the annual need of $25,000.
Enter the following code on your check or online memo: MOL-550-AntiTrafficking
MOLDOVA: Vocational Training
Children in the transition homes of our church partners in Moldova can escape exploitation through vocational development programs. For these children, sewing machines and computers can mean a productive life of self sustainability instead of a desperate existence of sexual abuse. Our church partners need to purchase more sewing machines and computers for this important task. You can help them meet this simple need with only $7,500.
Enter the following code on your check or online memo: MOL-543-Vocational
MOLDOVA: Purchasing land for an additional transition home
A key church partner of World Orphans in Moldova has land next to its church building that is for sale. The church wants to purchase it for a second transition home and we would like to help. We need to raise $11,000 to help them make this purchase so that more orphans can be rescued from the clutches of traffickers.
Enter the following code on your check or online memo: MOL-550-Land
MOLDOVA: Summer camp for children from the government orphanages
Traffickers target children aging out of government orphanages. Our church partner has decided to reach out to these vulnerable children by running summer camps for them. The church uses these camps to build relationships and introduce children to Christ. Many of these children have never heard of Jesus in the staunchly atheistic orphanages. Yet, as a result of these camps, many of the kids accept Christ and know that hope - instead of a trap - exists for them once they leave the orphanages. It takes $16,918 to run the camps each year.
Enter the following code on your check or online memo: MOL-550-Camps