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Familiestitle The Darii family

How sponsorship set the Dariis free from poverty

P1010832Two years ago the Darii family struggled to make ends meet. Desperately needing a helping hand, MWB's family sponsorship supported them to become self-sufficient.

Jobs are hard to come by in Moldova so the Darii parents found work where they could, picking nuts and doing other manual jobs. But their home was falling down. And the whole family had medical problems - made worse by their poor living conditions.

That was when they joined our family sponsorship program. Since then, with the help of their sponsors, they have broken free from the poverty trap.

Sponsorship changes the family's fortunes

When they joined MWB's sponsorship program the Dariis received material aid, as well as emotional and spiritual support. This meant that during the difficult times, MWB helped family members with counselling, encouragement and Bibles to grow their faith. In 2010 the Darii's sponsors bought the family some carpentry tools. This set them on the path to self-sufficiency.

With his new tools, Ion found work locally. He also fixed his home, repairing the rotten windows and broken roof.

Now, the Dariis grow their own vegetables in a little garden behind their repaired home. They have new plans for the future - to run a mini-farm.

Today, they are moving towards that goal for themselves, thanks to their sponsor.

In 2011 their sponsors visited the family: "The family greeted us like old friends. We saw that our sponsorship over two years had enabled them to emerge from the poverty trap."