The European Semester Country Report for 2019 points out that 4 out of 10 children (41.7%) are living in poverty and social deprivation, one of the highest shares in the European Union, and Romania has the highest rate of in-work poverty in the EU (17.4%). The Bashford Foundation was established to begin making a difference in the lives of these hurting people. Our first children’s home was opened in 2017. Today the children receive nutritious meals, clothing, education and Christian training and support from loving house-parents. In turn they experience the joys of being a child. The Children’s Home plans to expand to include more children in the years to come and they need your support.