A Barn, Shepherds Hut, Sunken Greenhouse and vegetables

This year was the beginning of our new Adult Development programme led by Jon Williams who also leads the Youth Development project with six local schools.

As you may be aware, we began a second micro-farm in a new area of Romania called Reghin. This is developing very nicely after the first adult trip in May started the work on building a barn, shortly followed by the second adult trip 2 weeks later.

It has to be noted that this is not a small simple barn but one that has been designed by Bath based Architects BURO HAPPOLD complete with a 92 page report, on a pro bono basis – so this was a new and exciting challenge for Jon but he was ready to face it.


It took a large group of men to work on the construction and you can see the improvement after both Adult groups had completed their tasks, followed through by St Laurence and Commonweal Schools who also worked on the Shepherds Hut and sunken greenhouse projects.


In September the third adult group and the last for 2018 will be travelling out to continue the construction of the barn followed by Beechen Cliffe and Stonar schools in October.









If you would like to join one of our Adult Development programmes then please do contact us for further information.






Goodbye to Liz

Congratulations Liz 

Liz Ludlow

A year ago, Liz Ludlow joined People against Poverty as an apprentice. This month her apprenticeship was completed and we were sad to say that Liz has now left the team to pursue the next stage of her career. We look back over her time with us and see what she’ll be getting up to… Continue reading

Two PaP Defenders Ready to Roll

Our two  PaP defenders are ready to be used for our Adult Development programmes! Complete with personalised PaP number plates, they have been taxed, serviced and oiled and are ready to be used on our Adult Development Programmes.  The Programmes began on the 22nd of May  consist of UK teams flying over to assist  in the building of useful structures. Continue reading

New Social Programme in Reghin

This year, we began a small project alongside the Micro Farming Project No.2 in Reghin.  This project was to support Atilla, the project leader with a social fund which was to be used to help support the families when they were in a time of need.   Although only small beginnings, it is enabling Atilla to reach out far and wide in his mission to help the poor and marginalised within his community.  Read what he has to say:
(We have withheld names)

“I want to thank you the  the monthly social fund and I want to share in a few words how we are using it. First  of all maybe you remember L… and his mother whose name was A… .  Their life was very full with suffering L.. had a stepfather who had a very serious drinking problem and because of that he was very aggressive.  Almost every day he beat him and his mother was made to do terrible things with them like he forced them to sleep with each other.  Several time they try to escape without success but finally after 13 years of suffering they left this man and they became homeless.  When I started to work amongst the gypsies I made  a temporary house and there they are living  since. 




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