Door of Hope works with some of the most marginalised and rejected, ethnic people. They reside in the village of Chirpan in Eastern Bulgaria. With the support of our close friends from Link to Hope, we send shoeboxes to them each year. Many of these ‘homes have no electricity connection. They have no income to pay for it. A low level of education joined to an inability to speak the Bulgarian language, causes many of the youth to drop out of school. Employment is scarce. Over 90% of village folk have no work.
Teenage boys, girls and with little chance of future employment have been taught many practical skills like plumbing, carpentry, computer technology, operating a sewing machine, and practical hygiene. Hopefully, this will give them a chance for the future.