For Many People with Disabilities in Eastern Europe, a Handicap Bathroom with a Walk-in Shower is Dream that might never come true in a lifetime. We made such dreams come true.
The Eastern European Immigrant Hope Foundation makes all the efforts to contribute and give back to the communities living in the poorest and most needy regions of Eastern Europe. As a non-profit organization, we strive to deliver to the needy and poor families with the necessary unconditional support, all of this with the support of the eastern European immigrants settled in the US, but who still realize the need for those worse off.
After the 2019 Reunion in Chicago, IL with members and supporters of EEIHF and having as guest our Honorary President, Mr. Artur Cerari, we were able to raise funds and donations that helped us in starting and completing the Edinet Project in no time.
The Edinet project is the fourth one down the line and the one of many to follow soon. One of the criteria used to select the projects would be striking a greater amount of benefit following their implementation. That is the case with the Roma family Caladaru, in Edinet, with many disabled children, suffering from locomotory issues. They have lived in a small shed with no indoor bathroom or no disability accessible amenities. We, at EEIHF, with the suggestion of Elena Sirbu, a Roma women activist and journalist, and Artur Cerari convened to build an indoor handicap friendly bathroom will all amenities. The timeline and the funds were very tight and stringent. On the other hand, we agreed that quality should not lack, and all the handicapped accessories ought to be installed. The project milestones have been achieved in record time (3 weeks) due to great planning, close monitoring, and outstanding work performance by the hired building contractor. Along the way, there were many obstacles and unforeseen circumstances, however, the perseverance and the laser-focused visions contributed to the completion of the project. The hosting family offered us the warm hospitality and openness to any requests. During the ceremony, we were greeted with enormous affection by the Caldararu family. We noticed both the tears and the smile on their faces. These emotions cannot go away untouched. Seeing the joy and cheer on the children’s faces after being able to take a hot bath, was felt with unimaginable satisfaction. But all these, would not have been possible without your donations and contributions.
We invite you to watch the video about the work in progress.
On behalf of Eastern European Immigrant Hope Foundation, we would like to offer a deep thank you for all of you making the investment in our work with your donations and membership contributions. We have proven that we can create a better community here and abroad, and to put smiles on people’s faces. Only together, we can build a better, stronger community here and abroad.