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Givinghopetitle Easter

Basket Of Bread

Jesus - The Bread of Life

As small as it may seem, the delivery of this bread enables many families in poverty to join in on the festivities of this special time of the year, giving them a sense of belonging.  Georgiana, 15, lives with her family in Transylvania in one of the poorest Roma communities in the region. Her parents do not have jobs and are under constant financial pressure. Her father drinks a lot and is often abusive, and her mother is very distant towards her children. The image of a happy family gathering around a table at Easter to celebrate Christ's resurrection seems unthinkable. Georgiana will never forget the day her mother gave birth to her baby sister and then abandoned her at the hospital. Thankfully, police officers brought the baby to the house and convinced her overwhelmed mother to keep her. Maria And Georgiana Georgiana was so excited about her baby sister, she ran and told Paula, who heads up an after-school club that Georgiana attends, run by Mission Without Borders (MWB). The club is like a second family to her - and Paula always looks out for Georgiana and her siblings. Paula said, "They play outside all day. The neighbors are on the lookout and notify me if the father starts causing trouble." And Georgiana is like a little mother to her sister Maria, often carrying her and taking good care of her. "She spoon-feeds her, changes her diapers and puts her to bed," Paula said. Georgiana said, "I always leave my classroom last, because my classmates don't take all the milk we receive from school. I take it home and give it to Maria. And because of MWB, Georgiana is taken care of too. Maria Delivering Bread BAt Easter, she and her family are not forgotten.  "The family might have the earthly bread for just one day," said Paula, as she placed the loaves of bread into a basket. "But they can know Jesus and that is forever. This is our aim."