Moldavian Christian Aid (MCA)

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"Moldavian Christian Aid" is non governmental, non profit association, registered as independent under the number 3904 on June 12, 2007 at the Ministry of Justice. Starting from July 1, 2007 Moldavian Christian Aid takes over the responsibility for the projects supported via MPP in Moldova in accordance with the respective contract concluded between MCA and World Council of Churches Eastern Europe Office.

All Moldavian Christian Aid (MCA) founding members, priests and pastors, have been officially delegated by the respective Church leadership and represent the following churches:

  • Moldavian Orthodox Church (Moldavian Mitropoly),
  • Union of Christian Evangelical Baptist Churches,
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Moldova.

Mission

MCA aims to assist people in need for social justice and human dignity through strengthening & consolidation of capacities, fostering ecumenical cooperation of the partner churches and related organizations on social and development levels, increasing the role of the Churches in Moldavian modern society.

Vision

  • Leading inter church agency in Moldova, working on social and development levels, based on partnership, shared values, professionalism and mutual respect;
  • Powerful actor of the Moldavian society in selected social and development sectors;
  • Reliable partner, fostering high performance standards of social & development work;
  • Efficient tool of the churches and related organisations for the lobby & advocacy for the poor and marginalised;
  • Open, transparent and learning organisation, accountable for its actions and able to meet high standards of the public and stakeholders.

Currently MCA international partners are:

  • Finnchurchaid/Finland
  • Church of Sweden/Sweden
  • Diakonisches Werk der EKD/Germany
  • Church World Service/USA
  • Interchurch Organization for Development Co-operation/The Netherlands
  • Kerk in Actie/The Netherlands
  • International Organization for Migration Mission to Moldova
  • World Council of Churches Eastern Europe Office/ Poland
  • Ministry of Health/Germany
  • UNAIDS/Moldova

The following priority sectors emerged as a result of reaching consensus between MCA partners’ views as activities areas:

Social Support

Goal 1. To improve quality and accessibility of alternative or complementary to the state healthcare services for the poor and vulnerable groups.
Goal 2. To improve living conditions of the poor and marginalized.

Capacity Building

Goal 3. To increase organizational capacities of MCA and its constituencies/partners.
Goal 4. To increase lobbing and advocacy capacities of MCA and its constituencies/partners.

Information & Advocacy

Goal 5. To mobilize churches, related organizations and communities to combat the trafficking.
Goal 6. To mobilize churches, related organizations and communities to prevent HIV/AIDS.

Community Development

Goal 7. To provide people from socially vulnerable groups with employment opportunities.
Goal 8. To increase access of the population to potable water sources and sanitation services.

MCA implemented or currently implements the following programmes:

  1. Mobilizing Church Networks to Prevent HIV/AIDS in Moldova", programme timeframe: June 2008 – December 2009, donor partner is Ministry of Health of Germany;
  2. Support for the job creation in rural areas of Moldova", programme timeframe: January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2008, donor partner is Diakonisches Werk der EKD/ Germany;
  3. Mobilizing Church Networks to Prevent Human trafficking in Moldova", programme timeframe: January 1, December 31, 2008, donor partner is International Organization for Migration.

Representative

Lilia Bulat

Head of Moldavian Christian Aid

 

 

Publications

Moldavian Christian Aid: 2008 Annual Report [1.9Mb]