Child Poverty in Romania

Despite strong economic growth recently, child poverty in Romania ranks as the highest among European Union nations. Fifty-one per cent of Romania’s children live in poverty. Many youth are disillusioned and some fall victim to “businessmen” who promise them a better life abroad but are actually tricking them into being trafficked.

World Vision is largely focused on addressing rural poverty and improving the options facing children and youth. An education campaign carried out with local churches helps thousands of children recognize the importance of education and completing their schooling. And a demonstration farm recently provided 500 youths with agricultural skills, with the aim of helping young people feed their families and supplement their income.

Your impact in Romania

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Stories for You

Discover Another Country

Together, we work to help communities develop the perfect recipe for sustainable success.

Choose one to see how: