When she was left alone with three children, she thought the ground was slipping away under her feet. She needed an impetus to overcome the challenges in her life. It came from CCF/HHC Moldova, which provided her with the necessary support and advice. Veronica is a single mother from Dondușeni district, who is doing her best to ensure the well-being and happiness of her children.
Recently, she and her three children became the owners of the house they were renting. With the help of CCF/HHC Moldova and local authorities, she raised the necessary financial resources to buy it. The house needed renovation, so the woman started the works as soon as she obtained the necessary amount. The money was provided by the Department of Social Assistance and Family Protection from Donduseni District.
The process is in full swing. Once the work is completed, the children will have enough space to run around. Children are eager to move into the renovated wing of the house. The mother took into account the children’s wishes and decorated it to their liking. She and her three children currently live in two rooms.
We live well now
“Now we live well. We have our own household, which I like to take care of. We have ducklings, chickens and I like them a lot because they are funny. I like to watch them wash and make noise ”, mentioned Ion, the older brother, who is 10 years old. Doing some household chores, does not seem difficult for him. Moreover, he loves to help his mother.
Maria’s main preoccupation is the school and the knowledge she can gain there. “I like that they tell us interesting things at school. I like maths the most. I don’t like the breaks “, the child claims. In addition to her increased interest in mathematics, Maria is passionate about painting. “I paint everything that comes to mind,” she said.
The youngest of the family, who is only three years old, is full of energy, smiles and asks a lot of questions, with no end. Children adore their mother, and she tries to teach them that they need to love their father too. The separation from her husband was inevitable a few years ago, Veronica confessed. Despite the differences between the two, she tries to give the children a chance to grow up with their father, who sometimes visits them.
Grateful for the support
The initial assessment of the family made by CCF/HHC Moldova stipulated a series of problems: the house was damaged, the living conditions – miserable, even inadmissible for children, the two rooms were very modest furnished. In such circumstances, local authorities were on the verge of separating the children from their mother. “Separation was prevented, optimal solutions were identified and actions to be taken in partnership with local authorities. The mother is responsible, caring and loving”, mentioned Natalia Făureanu, the social worker from CCF/HHC Moldova.
An individual assistance plan has been established and is being successfully implemented today. Among the implemented measures are: the child’s access to kindergarten, supervision of children and mothers by specialists, family planning, improvement of social assistance, strengthening of parental ability to take care of children. In addition to the informational and psychological support, the family also benefited from material goods such as food, hygiene, but also clothes for all family members.
“We are grateful for all your help. I wouldn’t have succeeded on my own. I take into account the advice received and I notice beautiful results “, the woman wanted to mention. “I would like to find a job so I can give my children everything they need,” she continued. The family is being monitored by CCF/HHC Moldova since October 2017. These children remained to grow up in the biological family, together with their mother, thanks to the support provided following the CCF/HHC Moldova event, The Gala of Generosity 2018.