Dear Ms. Imola,
In the name of the roma community from Sebes, as the secretary of the Saint Elisabeth association of the roma culture from Sebes-Alba , I would like to thank you for the joy that you made us feel by offering us 200 Christmas packages.
Our community has approximately 4000 members ( 530 families) . In present,10% of the inhabitants traveled abroad to find the possibility to make a better living for themselves, because most of them doesn’t have a job and because of that they can not support their family. Before 1989, 90% of the active roma population from here had a job at the socks factory , leather factory , at the timber processing plant or at the sanitation service of the town .After the revolution, they were dismissed , they were without a surse of income. This is the reason they left abroad. Some of them returned , others found a home abroad, and others without any studies, or craft can’t find a permanent job they come and go . Unfortunately,because of the poverty we have a high rate of school abandonment in the case of the students of roma ethnicity.
To your knowledge , with this Christmas packages you brought joy to to 200 people living in poverty, sick people , children who are left in the care of their relatives because the parents left abroad .
We would like to say thank you to everyone who made this possible and made the people from Sebes- Alba to feel the joy of Christmass in their home and soul.
God bless you , we wish you health and long life.
Merry Christmass and a Happy New Year,
Margareta Iancu – Sebes -Alba
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