News from Asociatia Neemia, November 2018

: Posted by Steve Humphreys : Published, 09 Nov 2018

It was with shock and deep sorrow that we learnt of the death of Ruedi Buob aged 87. Ruedi and his wife Anna have been enthusiastic and generous supporters of RoAF’s activities since our earliest days. In addition to lending muscle when needed, Ruedi’s special skill was the packing of soft toys and games, and many a child in Romania is grateful for his efforts.

Despite the lingering warm weather the days are getting shorter and nights are cooler. The need to prepare for next growing season means that many people are moving about with large agricultural machinery and, by contrast, with horse-drawn carts, and this makes for additional road hazards during the dark mornings and evenings. We have been able to distribute yellow reflective jackets and these have already demonstrated their value in making people more visible.

We will be able to help more families this winter with food as well as clothing thanks to the donations received from regular and occasional sources. In addition to the now-familiar consignments of oil, rice, flour and sugar from a charity in Wales there is en-route a large amount of more general groceries which will be of particular value in the new year period when winter shortages are likely to be most severe. This food has been collected by schools, churches and individual donors, and we pass on the thanks of those who benefit from this generosity.

This year has been a good one for the growth of maize and our land at the AN warehouse has produced a good crop too. Many small-holders have the maize coarse-milled to provide food for their livestock but our crop will be milled to a finer flour which can be used for a variety of household recipes. There has also been an abundance of apples this year; we received a large quantity from a local grower and have been able to share them with visitors to our office.

This month’s featured photos
  • Ruedi Buob, devoted allotment holder and RoAF supporter.
  • Harvesting maize the traditional way.
  • Food collection from local schools.
Ruedi Buob Harvesting maize the traditional way Food collection from local schools

Last month’s performance statistics

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

Category
 
October
2018
Same Month
last year
% Change
year on year
Registered Beneficiaries: joiners / leavers32 / 4943 / 17
Number of Donations279314-11%
Total Value of Donations (£ equivalent)7,64010,967-30%
Value of goods in stock (£ equivalent)32,44742,908-24%
Exchange Rate, RON to GBP5.28695.1508+3%

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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