• Working with the vulnerable & disadvantaged in NE Romania

    Hands of Hope seek to help the vulnerable and disadvantaged of NE Romania by working in the community through one to one education, befriending of families, distribution of aid and practical help.

  • Covid 19 & Our Community Centre

    Our Community Centre at Cobila is normally a bustling hub of activity with children's work in groups, one to one tuition as well as families using showers and the washing machine. However in the present lockdown circumstances this has changed.


    We have tried to provide activities for the children to do in their own home and we have arranged a rota for the washing machine and water which keeps to the social distancing rules.


    We are in daily contact with the families and try to make sure their urgent needs are met. Easter in Romania is a week later than the UK so at this time we are providing extra food and essential supplies.

    Cobila Village

    Built on land purchased by the charity, we have several house supporting 8 families and many children

  • Donate Now

    There are many ways you can support us. The most simple is donating funds to help us continue the work we are doing – if you are interested in donating you can use the Paypal link below or use these bank details to transfer funds electronically

    Sort Code: 55-91-00 Account Number: 12629251

    or alternatively send cheques made payable to Hands of Hope to –

    c/o Chris & Ruth Baker,

    Hands of Hope,

    14 Hawarden Avenue,

    Douglas IM1 4BS,

    Isle of Man.

  • What we do

    We help the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the Dorohoi area of Botosani County, NE Romania. We support and encourage families in their difficult times meeting, where able, their physical needs but also building friendships.

  • Asociația Lumina Pentru Copii

    Our partner charity in Romania is "Asociația Lumina Pentru Copii" (Light for Children)

    Partenerul nostru în Romania este Asociația Lumina pentru Copii“ în Șendriceni, jud. Botoșani


    Impreună putem oferi unori copii minunați o șansă mai bună pentru viitor!

    Dacă eşti salariat, poţi direcţiona 3,5% din impozitul anual pe venit către Asociația Lumina pentru Copii! Este foarte simplu și nu te costă nimic!

    2. COMPLETEAZĂ și SEMNEAZĂ formularul

    Este nevoie doar să completezi de mână, cu majuscule, secțiunea I a formularului, care conține datele tale de identificare și să semnezi la Semnătura contribuabilului. Datele Asociației Lumina pentru Copii sunt precompletate. Nu este necesară specificarea sumei (instituția fiscală o va calcula și o va vira conform legii) și nici atașarea Fișei Fiscale.

    3. DEPUNE formularul completat

    La ANAF (aici ai lista administrațiilor) din localitatea de domiciliu, personal sau prin poștă (scrisoare recomandată cu confirmare de primire).
    Pentru mai multe detalii, ne poți contacta la [email protected]

  • Newsletters

    Keep up to date - Links below lead to pdf versions of our newsletters

  • Our 2020 Video Thank-you

    Chris and Ruth talk through some of the things HOH have done in 2020

  • Tree Planting at Cobila

    Link to technical document regarding carbon sequestration

    Update: Ploughing and land preparation has been completed, see pictures below.

    The Product

    Firewood and posts cut on a 15 year cycle

    The Woodland Park

    Paths and nature walks

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  • FAQ

    Working with the disadvantaged

    Where do you work?

    We've visited all over Romania, but specifically we work in the Botosani / Dorohoi areas of North East Romania

    Your funds help children and families reach their full potential

  • The Team

    Currently in the Isle of Man we have six trustees

    and in Romania Chris and Ruth Baker are 2 of the trustees of our partner charity Lumina Pentru Copii

    Isle of Man

    Chris & Ruth Baker, Chris & Gill Kirk, Amy Baker & Heidi Baker


    Chris & Ruth Baker


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