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Young family with 4 children needs your help to have warmer winter

Update! Happy moments family of Serghei had in October 2015, when some good people helped they with a good amount of money to pay part of the bank loan, so they have now less to return, at the moment the remaining amount is 5900 Euro.

I had the chance to help a young family of six: Elena, Serghei and their four children. Mihai 12 years old, Anamaria 10 years old, Dumintru 5 years old, Petru few one year old. I have now known they for 4 years and in the past I had helped by giving them some loan money. During that time I decided that I also wanted to help without receiving anything back. In September 2013 they moved into their house that they bought with a bank loan. Before they moved they needed some money in the sum of 1,000 Euro. They asked me for this sum but I didn’t have it, so I tried to help in another way by asking some friends on Facebook. After a few days one friend, decided to help by giving this amount as a loan. My friends were quite happy, because this moment finally gave them the freedom to buy a house and move. The house cost 10 thousand Euro, which meant the remaining nine thousand had to be taken as a loan from the bank. So they were able to move into their own house and since then, because the house was not new when they bought it, they have made some renovations. There had been no water or natural gas line, just the electricity had been connected.

One day when I visited we spoke about their new place. They told me about the water situation, using the old, traditional way to collect water each day with a bucket from the well. They also told me of a future wish that they wanted to have pipe water. I asked how much the expenses would cost for this project and decided right then that this would be a good moment to directly help. They were happy after I told that soon their wish could come true because I could help financially. I donate 40 Euros. This sum was enough to buy what they needed to connect the water pipe in the kitchen as well as for the washing machine. After one week everything was ready to use. Serghei did all the work by himself. I can say now that this is my first donation and first time directly helping the people that have become my good friends. Now I know that I will continue to help because they are a nice family.

Another idea that came to my mind was to share this information here hoping that somebody might be interested in doing the same, by helping this young family pay off the loan that they have for their house. Serghei works at a bread factory and from his monthly salary he pays 50% towards his bank loan, and the other 50% is for family use. Elena is busy taking care of their four children. The hardest time is winter because they do not have money for buying coal or wood to heat the house, and how they succeed only they know. I know that Serghei is collecting all kinds of wood because more people in the village are helping him. I remember last winter I also gave his family some firewood. So a loan is a loan and they need to pay it but who cares if they will not have enough money for family use?! It’s a big question, and whom can I ask to give an answer? I don’t know but here in Moldova people are used to this lifestyle; it is sometimes hard but there are also many happy moments.

I am personally asking the people who are reading this article and have the ability to help financially to contribute to this loan. It would be a very big help for Serghei and Elena and their lovely family. Thanks for reading. For more information and answers to any questions you might have, please write to me ot to (Serghei and Elena, they speak both Romanian and Russian languages).

Update! Happy moments family of Serghei had in October 2015, when some good people helped with a good amount of money to pay part of the bank loan, so they have now less to return, at the moment the remaining amount is 5900 Euro.

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