News from Asociatia Neemia, April 2019

: Posted by Steve Humphreys : Published, 05 Apr 2019

Returning to the question with which we finished last month’s News – will the lorries make it? – the answer is both yes and no. The lorry from Billingshurst did make it to Dorohoi, in record time, but the other one from south Wales has been delayed due to ill health. However, we anticipate that it will arrive during the next two weeks and this delay has given us the benefit of being able to organise the incoming goods more efficiently. The number of people asking for short-term help appears to be falling slightly but there are more households with long-term needs and the items that we receive allow us to continue to help them. UPDATE: Richard and his lorry left Swansea on 5th April and a tidy warehouse awaits their arrival.

Cornelius Purice has been AN’s warehouseman-driver for many years but he has now reached an age when retirement beckons. We thank him for his valuable and occasionally comic contributions to AN’s activities during the past 16 years and are pleased that we have not seen the last of him – he and his colleague Iulian will continue to help as volunteers on three mornings each week.

Severe weather at the beginning of March did not pass us unscathed. High winds stripped a large proportion of the polythene covering from the polytunnel at Casa Neemia. Although the timing was not of our choosing we were able to take the opportunity to make some improvements to the structure which will give us better crops later in the year. Also, starting this month, we will be introducing an element of self-help for the residents whereby they will each be expected to spend a certain amount of time working in the garden (as well as their duties in the house). UPDATE: Thursday 4th April was this year’s first garden-intensive day with half-a-dozen of our residents gainfully occupied in preparing the vegetable beds for new crops.

This month’s featured photos
  • He’s made it – Corneliu Purice reaches retirement
  • He’s remaking it – Laurentiu repairing the Polytunnel
  • Will he make it? Richard’s route to Dorohoi

Corneliu Purice Repairing the Polytunnel Gardening Day Preparing to Leave Signs to Dorohoi


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Last month’s performance statistics

These statistics give a snapshot of our aid-related activities last month.

Category
 
March
2019
Same Month
last year
% Change
year on year
Registered Beneficiaries: joiners / leavers13 / 5237 / 24
Number of Donations190226-16%
Total Value of Donations (£ equivalent)6,9256,119+13%
Value of goods in stock (£ equivalent)41,32839,525+5%
Exchange Rate, RON to GBP5.53805.2774+5%

Stats notes:
– Joiners are new registrants this month, Leavers are are those whose latest recorded donation was 12 months ago.
– Value of stock includes items which have been used in AN projects but not yet written out of these accounts.
– Items marked as “?” are awaiting final returns for the month.


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