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Help refugees at the border between Moldova & Ukraine

Build&Grow e.V. actually builds houses for families in need in Moldova as an organization in cooperation with a local company (UniQa Wall Systems). Since the beginning of the war, the local company (in Ștefan Vodă near the Ukrainian border) has paused all work and started helping together with 100 volunteers to welcome and care for the refugees. Build&Grow e.V. as a “partner foundation” acted instantly when the Russian army invaded Ukraine and decided to support our local partners and collect donations. These are needed on site, especially for food and urgently needed things for accommodation and logistics such as tents, sleeping bags, insulating mats, diapers, etc. Donations are used in two ways:1. By direct bank transfer to our local partners for the acquisition of goods on site. Through procurement of goods in Germany/Switzerland and transport to Moldova

What we have done so far:

UniQa hat set up the stations on site together with over 100 volunteers and has been taking care of the arriving refugees since day 1.

Interview with Anatol:

Build &Grow has supported UniQa from the far with:

  • Bought 3 field kitchens and brought it to Moldova
  • 1 truck organized, which was loaded with groceries and other goods in Freiburg and brought to Moldova
  • Collected equipment for mobile canteen kitchens
  • Collected cutlery and plates for about 300-600 people
  • 10 packs of baby milk and another 20-30kg of rice and potato powder
  • 8 volunteers from Germany supporting one week on site
  • supporting the coordination of food distribution on site to help refugees that are not covered by governmental help

What is urgently needed:

 Especially infrastructural support for the accepting station such as:

  • blankets / sleeping bags
  • shelves and boxes to sort and store clothes
  • folding beds and mattresses
  • groceries (pasta, canned food (fish, meat), margarine, oil, flour, salt, sugar, tea, chocolate, nuts, powdered milk, baby porridge, oatmeal…)
  • first aid kits
  • diapers / wet wipes
  • hygiene articles (shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene)

For donations:

  1. PayPal:
  1. Bank Account:
    Build & Grow e.V.
    IBAN: DE93 384 500 001 000 455 822
    BIC: WELADED1GMB (Sparkasse Gummersbach)

Updates are posted on social media:


Instagram: @buildgrow


Some impressions: