Where We Work
Moldova—a small country with a big need
- Average yearly income per person: $4,669
- Smallest country of the former Soviet Union—about the size of Maryland.
- Economy is ranked as the 40th out of the 43 European nations
- More than 25,000 Moldovans are traffied abroad yearly
- Ranked 15th in the world on the Global Slavery Index
Our programs in Moldova are designed to help vulnerable children wherever they live and identify those at most risk for inclusion in our transitional living program.
The Amazon—Vast in size and need
- The State of Amazonas is the largest land area in Brazil equaling France, Spain, Sweden & Greece combined
- Most of the territory is covered by jungle, where 21% of the population lives, scattered among 6,100 rural and riverside communities
- Amazonas has a population of 3.5 million
- There are only 560 schools in the Amazon region. The illiteracy rate in 2010 was 9.6%
- Only 1/2 of villages on the Amazon River have access to clean water
- 6 months of every year, the Amazon flood, displacing upwards of 70,000 families from their homes
Our annual jungle pastor conference is the centerpiece of all the work we do in the Amazon.
- Red Hill is an informal settlement of approximately 400 makeshift household and over 1,000 people.
- Located just outside of Cape Town, overlooking the coastal community of Simon’s Town
- The community of Red Hill is set up in three main areas: lower, middle, and upper camp
- Unemployment is a major concern; an estimate 80% of the population are unemployed
- Alcoholism is common, which creates a range of issues, especially for women and children
- Around 20% are infected with HIV and TB
- Almost all of Red Hill’s residents live in simple shacks, making them very vulnerable to the elements