Why We Are

We witness poverty and injustice
We witness the isolation of children and adults with disabilities
We witness hospitals where people are treated on rusty wire beds


And so we dream of a better world.


We dream that no child is left isolated
We dream that no child fails to get an education because s/he lacks the means to be mobile
We dream that hospitals have clean and quality equipment
We dream that the elderly have a secure place to retire


Who We Are

Our team in the United Kingdom is quite small, consisting of our founder and CEO, four trustees, and a handful of dedicated volunteers who step forward to help with various tasks and events.


On the ground in Moldova, we support a team of 14 who deliver the aid brought in from the UK throughout the country and work and play daily with the children in Phoenix Centre.



How It All Started

When the Republic of Moldova declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the country lost a significant part of its infrastructure. The extent of this loss became personal when some years later, Victoria’s mother needed surgery in a local Moldovan hospital.


At the time, the thin, stained mattresses on rigid iron beds, the chipped tiles, the lack of hot water, and the blood-pressure meter with three holes in it, seemed normal to Victoria. It was only a few months later when she started to work in a UK hospital on the Isle of Wight that she realised just how very different a modern hospital could be.




Charity work is only possible with a lot of help from our friends.


MAD-Aid enjoys the great fortune of working with amazing and generous supporters and partners. Please spend a few moments to learn a little about them. They too are helping to make a real difference to children and families in need around the world.