Pure water for three Roma settlements in Transcarpathia. This was made possible thanks to the efforts of concerned U.S. residents of the state of Texas and of the Association “Emmanuel”. At the Grand opening of the wells came in and sponsors of the project.
In Tabora town Average about a thousand inhabitants, of whom about eight hundred were children. Roma went to fetch water in a nearby village or were recruited from the river. Dig a hole yourself is almost impossible because of the peculiarities of underground rocks is very expensive.
Almost 30 thousand dollars collected for a charity auction in Texas. Drilling 148-foot well took a few months.
In Mukachevo camp more than 10 thousand people, 70% are children. Tabor for a long time took water from the local Central water supply, but authorities have blocked the flow of water for non-payment. For the past two years Roma have been deprived of access to clean water, and have used a few shallow private wells. This has led to an epidemic of hepatitis A.
“Those pumps (pumps for water intake — edition) which have several families crammed into shallow soil, the water is dirty’, says Minister Ruslan Yankovskiy. — Due to the fact that we have no sewers, water from toilets, cesspools, sinking in the earth and is in that water, which people often drink. I brought the water to a testing lab and we were told that it is not suitable for drinking”.
In the Roma Tabor, “I am the head” in Khust well inaugurated in the summer. Prior to that, for drinking water, Roma went to the nearest river.
“I know it’s hard the ROMs, but I know that on your side God. God loves you, God wants to help you! Now at this point people that have blessed you well, but from now on you know that now your this well,” — said at the opening ceremony project officer Ivan Babic.
As centuries ago, the Roma remain a closed ethnic group with unique traditions, a difficult history, the current way of life. Wells in Khust, Mukachevo, on Average, and opened thanks to the support of the Association “Emmanuel”, there are implemented educational and humanitarian projects, in particular, “Food every day”. So Roma learn to work — they grow their own vegetables and bred animals. Children attend lessons on the school curriculum. It’s all Roma opens the possibility of socialization outside of his people. Sympathetic to the needs of the Transcarpathian Roma people become a revelation: people are interested in God.