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Help 250+ Vulnerable Elderly in Moldova

Neoumanist Association provides residential and medical care, home visits and day treatment to over 250 vulnerable elderly in the Straseni district of the Republic of Moldova. Our beneficiaries are typically impoverished and without family support and many are chronically ill and homebound. Funds raised will go to help meet their most basic needs and to fund programs at our center which include: hot meals, showers, laundry services and activities to support their emotional wellbeing.
About Our Partner

Association for Education Neoumanist

Improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups of society, especially elderly, by providing social assistance and care. Neoumanist Association provides residential care, home visits and day treatment to over one hundred elderly in the district of Straseni in the Republic of Moldova. Our beneficiaries are typically impoverished, vulnerable, and without family support and many of them are chronically ill and homebound. The Neoumanist Association serves the most vulnerable groups in the community (especialy the elderly and disabled) with the following goals: to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable groups in Moldova, to help the community respect and value humanity, to help people attain harmony and a decent standard of living. The "Neoumanist" Association for Education is a NGO (non-governmental organization) that was registered in the Republic of Moldova in November 2000 by the Ministry of Justice. Since 2003 AE Neoumanist has established four major projects: 1. Rasarit Day Care Centre in the rural town of Straseni, in 2003 2. Spectru Home for senior citizens in the rural town of Straseni, in 2005 3. Home Care serving the outlying villages of Straseni district, in 2007 4. Mobile Meals for the neediest elderly, in 2012. Each of these projects provides high quality services and assistance to socially vulnerable elderly people in Straseni and Straseni district. The basic features characterizing the target group are: 1. Compromised psychological health as a result of untreated depression, feelings of despair and hopelessness, and lack of social interaction and loneliness; gender and ethnic discrimination. 2. Malnutrition caused by insufficient income with the attendant inability to purchase nutritious, high-caloric foods, as well as the great difficulty of obtaining and preparing food because of physical disability or other deficiencies; 3. Unsanitary living conditions resulting, again, from insufficient income to purchase cleaning and hygiene supplies and the difficulty of obtaining and utilizing these supplies because of physical disability or other deficiencies. Neoumanist Association understands that, in order to truly help seniors live rich and full lives, we must assist them in satisfying their basic needs before they can attend to issues of justice, equality, and fairness. Through the provision of socio -medical services and supplementary social activities to disadvantaged seniors, Neoumanist strives to promote social and gender equity in Moldova. A person living in extreme poverty, without adequate food or shelter, cannot effectively participate in civil society. Through meeting those basic needs, we enable them to become, in time, more engaged and vocal participants within their communities.

The Problem

While the Neohumanist Association has successfully raised funds to maintain our programs and provide aid for impoverished elders for the past twelve years, recently we lost one of our major funding sources and are working to secure new financing in order to keep our doors open. With the rising costs of utilities and supplies for the upcoming winter approaching, we are working to secure our programs and maintain our facilities in order to continue to support our beneficiaries.

The Solution

Your contribution ensures our beneficiaries will continue to receive the programs and basic needs they've come to rely on. Your funds will directly help to secure a happier and safer environment for all the people who depend on us for their health and livelihood.

Sustainability

Being able to maintain and ensure the vitality of our programs and facilities enables us to focus on our mission of providing hot meals, recreational and therapeutic activities, showers and clothes washing machines, and a warm place to gather for the 250+ elderly persons who do not have these access to these amenities otherwise. This will also secure our ongoing program to provide a safe and healthy living environment for the 20 sick and vulnerable elderly living full-time at our facility.

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