Fighting Rural poverty – The Microfarm project

In the summer of 2014 I was given the opportunity to work on a great project in a small town in rural Romania called Unceste. My job was to give more of an insight into the Micro Farm Project that had been started by People Against Poverty working with secondary schools in southwest England.

The underlying idea behind this project is to help the community to change their situation in the long term rather than just giving for the short term. For 25 years, since the breakup of the soviet union, Jon Williams (Education against poverty) has been running trips to Romania and everything that has been learnt from these trips has been put into this project. The change in lifestyle to the families involved will be drastic in so many ways and the kids that are involved gain so much more than just a holiday.

This was my third time to Romania and every time I go I feel as though I understand the people and the culture a little better. The thing that strikes me everytime I go, is how cut off from the outside world you feel, which would explain the confusion that is caused by a group of strange english kids coming over to help build for free!

Josh

Find out more about People against Poverty here:

Peopleagainstpoverty.com

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