Project information

Saving lives in Romania

European Christian Mission is supporting the Esther Foundation to provide women in Romania with crisis pregnancy counselling, support and more. More than 1,200 children have been saved from abortion by the work of the Esther Foundation.

April 2013 - March 2014

Charity information

European Christian Mission (britain)

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  • Need


    Around 40% of pregnancies in Romania currently end in abortion. Women are often under great family pressure to use this solution to an unwanted pregnancy. Women who want to keep their babies may face abuse and homelessness.


    The Esther Foundation offers women with unwanted pregnancies advice and assistance. More than 95% of their clients change their minds after their first counselling session and commit to keep their baby. A new sister project called Mitspa is seeking to provide women in crisis with a safe place where women in desperate need can be cared for during times of crisis.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help women with unwanted pregnancies.


    » Counselling

    Success will be more women deciding to keep their babies and supported as they do so.

    Aim 2

    Safe housing for women in crisis


    » Housing

    Success will be a fully-functioning apartment providing an ongoing stream of women with safety and support.

  • Impact


    Women move from crisis to a place where they can live independently with their baby, able to pursue education or employment. They will understand the Christian motivation behind those who helped them and have the option to consider it for themselves.


    Experienced workers are heading up this project and addressing local risks.


    Donors will receive acknowledgements and the project situation will be updated in our magazine and our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,882

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,650 Food For four women and children
      £3,072 Utilities For four women and children
      £5,760 Housing For four women and children
      £2,400 Essentials Nappies, medicine, toiletries and clothing for four women and children
  • Background


    Timisoara, Romania


    Women in the Timisoara area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    ECM has had workers on the ground, both Romanian and from other countries, for years. So we understand the needs and how to respond to them.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mariana Cocar

    Romanian ECM worker who heads up the Esther Foundation