Fountain of Hope - Panatau

There is a desperate lack of social services in the rural communities of post communist Romania. This project, in Panatau will provide both free hot meals, as well as homework support and extra-curricular activities to young children.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (327216)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)



We are so happy that we will be able to provide this service as we feel it will help to satisfy an urgent need for social services for children in the area! From interviews conducted with future beneficiaries, we discovered that many of these children are living in extreme poverty. In several cases, the only money that the family has to live on is the 6 euros received from the state as a monthly welfare allowance for children. This buys hardly more food than you could purchase with the same amount in the rest of Europe. In these cases, the children are oftenl living on a steady diet of only polenta- perhaps with a thin soup or occasionally meat from farm animals. In some of the cases, the families are homeless as their homes were destroyed in floods and not rebuilt. Some are from single parent families. We are very pleased that this project will be stimulating the local government to shoulder part of the responsibility, and if this model of partnership is successful, we hope to do be able to continue with future collaborations to provide more needed services within the community. As AMURTEL has taken on a commitment to provide the food costs, I would like to invite all of you to support this project. The cost for feeding one child is 16 euros per month and there will be 25 children participating in the project. This comes to about 200 a year per child and about 5000 for 25 children for one year.