by Oleg Turlac
In December 2012 and January 2013 we provided Christmas baskets to 30 women and children in Moldova. Food and hygiene items were purchased locally by Vitali and Olga Turlac, and then delivered to the women and children in different places in Moldova. This was possible because of your help. Women and children that received the baskets, were those from poor areas of the country and with very small (or no) income. Most women have been through the human trafficking mill and continue to be rejected by their extended families. We thank you, dear friends and ministry partners, that you help in sustaining trafficked women and their children in Moldova.
Unfortunately, human trafficking in Moldova prospers because of the poor economy and high unemployment rate. Just three days ago police uncovered a trafficking ring run by a Romanian family (husband and wife that worked as physicians). The family was actively engaged in search of attractive young women in Moldova, brought them into Romania, where dozens were sold into sex slavery in the country and then in Europe.
According to statistics, more than 75,000 women have been trafficked out of Moldova to other countries in the last 10 years. Percentage wise, Moldova is the number one exporter of women for trafficking in the world, surpassing in this regard Romania, China and the Philippines.
Through our ministry, we seek to share the love of Christ with the women, do preventive work to inform the women of dangers of trafficking and help young women and teenage girls who have been through sex slavery return to normal life with God's help.
In the summer 2013, we will conduct our second camp for trafficked women and children in the Southern part of Moldova.