April and Philip
April and Philip are a nice and friendly couple fighting for a noble cause far from their home in Romania, in the city of Targu Mures. 10 years ago they decided they wanted to change something in this world, so they made a research and found this place called Romania where they felt people need their help.
April and Philip decided to leave their beloved home country New Zeeland, where they played an important role in the production of the film franchise “The Lord of the Rings”. They came to Romania to help the Roma people to live a decent life and try integrate them into the society.
Even if it’s hard they don’t give up on their hopes that they can change the Roma people. Along the years they managed to establish and maintain strong relationships with different communities from around Europe who are willing to help. With their help, April and Philip have succeeded to provide clothing and medical supplies as well as build shelters for them. Furthermore, with foreign help, April and Philip opened three second-hand clothing shops in Targu Mures, where Roma people are hired to work ang thus get integrated. Their three stepdaughters coming from Roma families are also working there.
You can also make a difference if you participate in a social tour with us. You can meet April and Philip and help change the world!