As you may have read in our newsletters and other updates, we’re planning to spend lots of time this fall visiting – talking with people who work among Roma in Eastern Slovakia, visiting centers and schools, and just generally trying to get a better feel for what God’s already doing among the Roma here. One of our most recent visits was with Kristen Wollam in the nearby village of Rankovce. From her home she operates an organization called, Hope for Roma; their mission is to equip “Roma women and girls to lead more effective and fruitful lives.” One of their many activities is teaching local Roma women to sew, a skill they use to create different kinds of crafts (see photo) that are sold to help support their families.
We’re inspired by Kristen’s courage and her passion to help the Roma, and the many creative ways that passion is becoming a reality. Learn more about Hope for Roma at their website, www.hopeforroma.com.
Here, Kaitlyn takes a look at dozens of handbags waiting to be sold.