Simona’s house in Alesd, Romania under construction

Simona and her children couldn’t have gone through another winter in the cottage they called home.
Touched by their dire situation, community members in Alesd had launched in October an intense campaign (“A home for Simona”) with the help of the ROMACT Team in N-W Romania. The city hall of Alesd also got involved, acting as intermediary with firms making donations in kind, and committing to financing the roof of the house once the rest is built up. Moreover, street and online campaigns for donations have been organized, as well as a charity concert in the name of the campaign held on 5 November 2016 in Flowers Tea House in Cluj, with the “Toy Machines" and Mihnea Blidariu. ROMACT in Alesd Photo Gallery

So far, little over 1000 euros out of the estimated 10 000 needed were collected, as well as construction materials and other donations in kind. There is still urgent need for materials, particularly bricks.

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10 people – all from the Roma community in Alesd - are volunteering on the construction site. They are currently working on the laying of the foundations of the new house. Meanwhile, Simona and her children moved to relatives’ home until the works are finished. They will not be able to stay there for too long.

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