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Make a Difference Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause such as wildlife conservation or tsunami reconstruction efforts? Tell us how you did it, what the experience was like, and how others can help. Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details here.
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Great work, looks like they really need the support. Congrats on selling out.
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I am so glad to hear that you did this, Ghost Rider! The Moldovan orphans really need our help. The statistics concerning what happens to these kids is heartbreaking. After they are released from the orphanage, many commit suicide. Of those that don't, some 80 or 90 percent of the girls go into prostitution and a similar percentage of the boys go into organized crime. Without some assistance and support, their futures are absolutely bleak at best.

We have been sponsoring a little girl named Felicia in Falesti for the last 3 years, and are planning to visit her next fall while we are on a six month tour of Moldova. We were thinking of leaving the bike in Romania, worried about the crime levels in Moldova, but I am encouraged to reconsider riding in after hearing that you had a good experience, Ghost Rider.

I would love to have bought one of the books, but I am very glad that you sold out and were able to raise so much for the orphanage. Any chance of a second printing? If not, I was wondering if I could pay you to send me the content electronically?

Thanks for helping the children of Moldova!

-Adam

p.s. If any one is interested in sponsoring an orphan in Moldova, please contact me and I can put you in touch with an organization that is doing fantastic work there. (Sweet Sleep)Felicia recently wrote us and said that one of her good friends, Sophia, does not have a sponsor.
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Hi Adam,

I've just ordered a small (20 copies) extra print run. I'll let you know when I have stock.

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Hi Ghost Rider
Only just joined this site so late to the thread, congratulations on selling out and raising the money. I would love to buy and read the book and help make a difference, so save one of the 20 for me. Let me know when they are ready.
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Hi Adam, Hi Jaydub,

I now have a small stock of books if you're still interested. The orphanage donation fund is now officially closed - with all of our local actions, we managed to raise €42,800 in total. This means I'll sell the remainder of the books at a reduced price - basically my cost price and nothing else.
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Hi Ghost rider, congratulations on total raised. Yes am still interested in your book, I will PM you.
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Wow!! well done Ghost Rider, that is an awesome amount.
Im planning in Mid June-July to do a trip from UK-Russia passing through Romania + Moldova. I would really like to volunteer for a few days /a week somewhere.
Your cause sounds as good as any and i would particaulry like to work with children. Could you send me please some details if it is possible to volunteer at the orphanage??
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