RE: gimme some advice

From: ef (
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 12:15:44 PST

>I think you oughta go yourself, I remember a couple years ago trying to send
>money to Ecuador for a good cause and not knowing in the end where it was
>going to end up or what it was going to do. Maybe you could look up some of
>the NGOs or others who help people on a regular basis in Romania -- I saw
>some names and addresses in Bucharest and in Budapest -- so that someone
>might stay concerned after you came back. And you have to write about what
>you do and what you see, document it and make sure other people see. All
>these things only you can do, not the money. You have to find out what your
>role in these lives really is, in the longer run.

yeah. you guys are right. i need to go myself. i guess part of my
reluctance was that i really hate winter... and it's harsh there.
just my own comfort shit. and that i need to do work cause i owe for
my new computer... heh, owing always scares me... but if i don't go
for too too long i should be able to pick up when i get back. other
than that, lessee... i can get a friend to come take care of the dog,
do that's arranged.

but there are many plusses. i mean those kids are gonna be incredibly
happy... whadda x-mas presie!

i can get them a lawyer. and if they still get thrown out i can help
to find an alternate place or something. andi can bring stuff with me
from here. and buy more stuff to bring in budapest... the land of
plenty compared to there. warm clothes! toys! heh... blech... and
being there i can make sure their father does not sell them.

i can maybe look for a better teacher for the children. for eg, one
who does not, like the True Christian noemi is, look down on gypsies.
she hasn't taught them anything for a month now. tho, and thankdog,
she does still hand out the food packages.

what else. yah, i talked to my friend kinga in b-pest... she know
someone who works in some drug manufacturing plant... i might be able
to score some medicines from her. the heart medicine... and maybe
some birthcontrol pills for melinda. she wants and needs some
birthcontrol... but i am not sure if pills are a good idea, she is
illiterate, can't count. maybe i can arrange for an iud, i don't
know. i can pay for a doctor and that.

ahm... what else. well, i would like to just generally hand some
money out to suffering oldfolks too. they can't afford the medicines
they need. or sometimes, heat.

and try to find that streetkids doctor, see if i can help him. he,
after all, is there for the longrun.

gak... i can do a lot of stuff! yay :-)

i am going. in a couple of weeks or so... when i can get a ticket.
kinga in hungary is looking into buying an airplane ticket there, it
would be cheaper than buying it here.

i wish i could bring the dog with me... hell, i might need a
bodyguard. it ain't the safest place in the world. but zoli has some
friends in vasarhely who would help me, i am sure.

heh... my brain is running now...

and yes, i shall keep writing. you guys better reply tho, you know,
it was a bit of a lifeline when i was there, kept me from going crazy.


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