Aid For Chinusu (Romania)

Registered Charity No: 1048643
Linked with Toddington, Bedfordshire, England



The small village of Chinusu, situated in the district of Harghita, within the Transylvania region of Romania, comprises some 95 houses, a church, a small shop, and a village hall and has a population of approximately 140.

Chinusu has been linked with the village of Toddington, Bedfordshire since 1989, when the Toddington Parish Council was asked to adopt the village to try to save it from being demolished.

In 1988, the former Dictator Ceausescu announced a policy of 'systemisation', in which the rural population was to be moved from the rural areas to larger urban centres.

The policy required the development of some 300 - 500 villages into modern towns and the complete phasing out of another 6,500 smaller villages.

Fortunately, Ceausescu's reign ended before any harm came to Chinusu, however, the country was left in a state of chaos and extreme poverty.

Apart from a couple of letters sent from the Parish Council in Toddington however, no other contact was made between the two communities until March 1992 when the first visit to Chinusu was undertaken.

Aid for Chinusu (Romania)
'Aid for Chinusu' is a small registered charity comprising six trustees, which was set up in 1992 with the object of relieving poverty in the village of Chinusu and the surrounding area, by providing humanitarian aid in the form of financial assistance and the provision of basic amenities, food, clothing and medical supplies.

Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality as it is written: "He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little." - 2 Corinthians 9:5

Aid for Chinusu (Romania)
Aid for Chinusu (Romania)
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