MWCF testimonials - Years of accomplishments

Over 20 Years of Accomplishments Are Getting Noticed

The Honorable Michael D. Kirby, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova

Ray West, president of Moldova World Children’s Fund, has spent over a decade doing good things in Moldova, and the installation of this heating system for the boarding school in Leova is just the latest in what is a long and growing list of projects for the children of this country.

The Honorable Elaine F. Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State

The stories on this website should speak for themselves. You are doing good work. There are many people and places in Moldova that are thankful that they have come to your attention. Your dedication is outstanding, and I am just proud to be associated with you.

Janice Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer, Wide Horizons for Children, Waltham, MA

The unique partnership we’ve forged with Moldova World Children’s Fund has been pivotal to our ability to make a lasting difference for children. Ray’s hands-on oversight of projects ensures that the work gets done right and on budget. His knowledge of Moldova and of the significant challenges of administering international aid have been critical to our decision to expand in this destitute country.

Stefan Homa, Chisinau, Moldova architect, associated with MCWF

Our largest project has been renovating the tuberculosis hospital in Ceadyr-Lunga. It has been transformed from an empty shell with no functioning fresh water, sewer, heat or lights into a hospital meeting and surpassing European hospital standards. It is now Moldova’s National Rehabilitation Children’s Hospital. Without Ray’s careful management, the $1 million spent would have been more.

Jeannie Gooch, teacher, Flat Rock, NC

We came home with endless stories…of great need…of American generosity…of Moldova gratitude…of children’s successes despite having to learn their letters in coats and mittens. Can we let these children go untended? Definitely not.

Arthur Peterson

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MWCF is an approved IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the state of North Carolina, EIN 14-1942074. Form 990 is filed annually and is available at the IRS and NCSOS as public information. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State. 


Monetary gifts are tax-deductible and are often matched with other gifts from around the world to complete projects.  We are managed by a board of directors with diverse backgrounds from all over the United States.  Our president and founder, Ray West, spent much of his naval career as an aide and liaison working in Moldova and is uniquely qualified to carry out projects on the ground there.  Ray spends 2-3 months every year in Moldova ensuring that these projects continue to move along according to plan.  Board chairman Albert Gooch normally travels to Moldova twice each year to visit our projects.

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