Sharon and Ruth are in Romania this week visiting all the children sponsored via Grassroots. This involves driving long distances to their homes which are often in quite remote settings. The scenery is stunning. Building stability and value into a child’s life takes time. It has been wonderful to meet children for the first time and enrol them on the scheme, and such a thrill to see others who we have known now for many years who have grown and matured. It is a privilege to be a little part of their story – coming the place where what started with sponsorship has become friendship!
Sharon and Ruth are traveling with Lidia and Ligia, who work for our partners BENITA and organise the sponsorship programme throughout the year, supporting the children and their families. To reach the homes of the families often means leaving the car at the end of the last road that can be driven on and walking up tracks…
As well the child sponsorship team, Grassroots has a home building team in Romania this week. They started building a couple of days ago and we posted the first part of the story and pictures HERE: https://www.grassroots.org.uk/building-a-home-in-romania-this-week/.
The building work is continuing and the walls are nearly up. Today the plans for rendering and starating to put on the roof will hopefully begin to take shape.