Darius and Nicoleta, both eight years old, are friends with
something in common. They were both abandoned by their parents and raised by
grandparents in a remote village in Romania.
Grass grows over the railway lines, houses are dilapidated, and little seems to
develop or move forward.
Today Darius’s grandmother is up early – and Darius and Nicoleta
are making their way towards the church to see her. Darius’s grandmother is a
volunteer at a Bread Oven project, started up by Mission Without Borders (MWB)
and the local Baptist Church.
In a village that can feel as though it has no purpose, the oven
is becoming a point of interest and a small hub of development. Skills that
people have taken for granted such as kneading the dough or knowing the exact
timings and temperatures for baking it have found a place to flourish.