Vio’s Legacy: A Heartfelt Tribute to Fifteen Years of Compassionate Service at Fundatia LOC

The career of Viorel Gaga, deeply rooted in faith and service, began in the early 1990s through a meaningful collaboration with Bruce Thomas, the visionary founding president of the LOC Foundation. This partnership blossomed in Târgu Mureș, Romania, amidst a collective of youth pastors and local church leaders, all united in their quest for a…

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Celebrating Spring with Mărțișor: A Cherished Romanian Tradition

As spring beckons, Romania embraces a unique and heartwarming tradition that symbolizes the rejuvenation and hope that the season brings. Known as Mărțișor, this tradition is celebrated at the dawn of spring, specifically in the month of March. It is not only a cultural hallmark in Romania but also holds a special place in the…

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Be Our Valentine

Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14th each year, is more than just a commercial holiday filled with chocolates, flowers, and heart-shaped cards. At its core, Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and affection between intimate companions, a day dedicated to expressing love and appreciation for those we hold dear. This tradition, rooted in both…

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Meet Loradana Iacobs

Every journey has a beginning, and mine with the LOC Foundation commenced in 2002. This initiation coincided with my employment at a special needs school that had a collaboration with the Ludus orphanage. At that time, having just completed a specialization in special psych pedagogy, my focus revolved entirely around working with disabled children from…

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Winter Boots for Kids in Ogra


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Emil Moldovan’s Story

In 1997, after a couple of years working as a leader in youth Christian camps, someone asked me to come and help for one week at their first VBS camp at Ludus Orphanage. I had never been in an orphanage before, had no prior contact with any orphans, and I knew that first impressions are…

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Giving Tuesday 2023

Plan now to join us on Giving Tuesday and help us reach our funding goal so that Livada can continue to provide thorough care to orphaned and abandoned children in Romania. Donations are welcome anytime, and may be made at https://livada.kindful.com/ or by clicking the "donate" button at the top of our website.

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Meet Ovidiu

Meet Ovidiu, a beacon of determination and resilience! In his final year of high school, he's blazing a trail as the first in his family to reach this milestone. Studying to become a car mechanic, he's not just crafting a future for himself but shouldering the responsibility of paving the way for his younger siblings…

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Kid Interviews

Livada recently interviewed some of the children in our care to learn more about them. Here's what they had to say.

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School Supplies Received With Love

Ogra, Romania - September brings not only the promise of autumn but also a heartwarming tradition that has been changing lives year after year. In what has become an anticipated event, children participating in Ogra's Prevention of Abandonment program are set on a path to academic success, armed with the complete array of school supplies.…

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