Karmel International -
Enschede, The Netherlands


[Click here for a detailed photo-report of our projects in Romania]

Our most important projects in Romania are the following:

  • Bucharest
  • Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital
  • Hospital for children
  • Assistance of 18 000 pensioners
  • Cluj-Napoca
  • Theological Institute
  • Ambulance service and polyclinic
  • Tirgu-Mures
  • Bethlen Foundation, cooperation in establishing a social workplace for slightly invalid people where they repair and maintain walking splints, wheelchairs and medical equipment. This activity is supported by the home care service of the Tirgu-Mures Region
  • Santa Pro Sanitas Polyclinic
  • Pensioners' home with 120 people
  • The Reformed Church helps in the monthly distribution of clothing and food packages and provides medical help to about 250 poor families
  • Sapientia University: furnishing and equipping of this technical university, building contacts with the Twente University
  • Frumoasa
  • Nood projekt voor gehandicapte bejaarden
  • Gornesti
  • TBC clinic (150 children)
  • Nuseni
  • Pensioner project: Sint Lucas, where 110 pensioners and 110 seriously handicapped children are taken care of. This is a pilot project for Romania. New pavilions are constructed for the children.
  • Support of the water supply project
  • Beclean
  • Orphanage
  • Multifunctional sport, recreation and education center
  • Equipping the bakery with new machines in 2002
  • Support of the Footbalclub "Somes-Gaz-Beclean"
  • New Bethesda Hospital for Alzheimer patients
  • Satu Mare
  • Multi-functional transboundary projekt in cooperation with the Calvin Foundation
  • Doboseni, Oijesda, Halmeu, Malin
  • support of the inhabitants with cloths, furniture, etc., and improvement of the schools and the local infrastructure
  • Nisipeni
  • Orphanage
  • Sacueni
  • Municipal building
  • Trans-boundary project between Hungary and Romania: building and furnishing of an multi-functional center
  • Health center to serve 14.000 people
  • School and student house
  • Vargis
  • Church
  • Christuru-Secuiesc
  • Orphanage in with 450 children of 3-18 years old
  • Brasov
  • improvement of the home health care service in cooperation with the Foundation Ellenor, Engeland
  • Iernut
  • Water reservoir
  • Arad
  • Neuromotoric revalidation centre in in cooperation with the Red Cross Romania
  • General
  • Help of the Mures Region after the serious floodings in 1998 and the next years
  • Help of Alba Iluia and Hunedoara (floodings and landslides) in 1999 and the next years
  • Latest News:

    29 November 2006:  Romanian government ratified the Alzheimer hospital project, Beclean (Press release in Romanian)


    On 15 March, in the age of 77, the Chairman of Karmel International Romania, SŃRPATAKI JŠnos has passed away. Our foundation ows him for his diligent leadership in the demanding 15 years of building up the organization. He had unforgettable merits in faitfully supporting our projects all around Romania. We are thankful for all he did for us, and we feel with his wife and children in their mourning. We shall miss him.

    1 Jan. 2006: Gedreven hulp aan een gespleten natie (Wholehearted help for a desintegrated nation, in Dutch) - Report about the projects of Karmel in Romania, in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

    24 Dec. 2005: Bruggerbosch helpt Roemeense patienten (Bruggerbosch helps Romanian patients, in Dutch) - Article in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

    8 Nov. 2005: College houdt hulpvraag Karmel tegen het licht (The Council evaluates the request for help of Karmel, in Dutch) - Article in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

    5 Nov. 2005: Helpers in financiele nood (Helpers in financial need, in Dutch) - Article in the daily 'De Twentsche Courant Tubantia'

    16 Jul. 2005: Visit of romanian delegation to health-center in Enschede, press release (in dutch)

    14-18 Feb. 2005: Several newspapers write about the visitof a Romenian delegation that will visit Enschede on the invitation of Karmel International (in Dutch): Huis aan Huis, 16-02-2023; Tubantia, 18-02-2023; Twente Vandaag, 18-02-2023

    25 Jan. 2005: The first see container for Sri Lanka (In Dutch).

    14 Jan. 2005: Karmel helps tsunami victims in Sri-Lanka

    6 Jan. 2005: Gymnastics apparatus for school in Sacuieni (Bihari Naplů, in Hungarian)

    25 Jun. 2004: Pro Urbe Tirgu Mures distinction for Hans and Janny Hoogeveen in Romanie (part 1 and part 2; in Romanian)

    23 Oct. 2003:  

    24 Oct. 2003: Karmel wil compleet azc kopen (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    26 May. 2003: Karmel verbijsterd (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    21 May. 2003: FC Twente: nu jullie!! (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    14 Mei. 2003: Noodhulp verkeert in zwaar weer (Huis aan Huis Enschede)

    9 Mei. 2003: Hulporganisatie Karmel zelf in nood (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    10 Dec. 2002: Veel voedselpakketten voor armen RoemeniŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    23 Sep. 2002: Inzameling klein huisraad voor TsjechiŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    23 Sep. 2002: Hulp tegen de stroom in (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    22 Aug. 2002: Twentse steun na watersnood (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    20 Aug. 2002: Inzameling Karmel voor slachtoffers watersnoodramp (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    19 Jul. 2002: Karmel: hulpactie voor Nederlanders in ArgentiniŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    16 Apr. 2002: Karmel op zoek naar goed onderhouden brug (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    15 Jan. 2002: Karmel blij met vertrek uit Losser (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    14 Jan. 2002: Karmel blij met terugkeer Enschede (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    17 Dec. 2001: Stichting Karmel keert terug naar Enschede (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    10 Sep. 2001: 'Surpriseshow' voor totaal berooide Enschedese familie (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    18 Mei. 2001: Zes trailers met hulpgoederen van Losser naar RoemeniŽ (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    28 Feb. 2001: Hulde aan vrijwilligers (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    02 Feb. 2001: Geloof vormt basis voor hulp aan Oost Europa (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    08 dec 2000: Karmel verhuist definitief naar Losser (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    08 dec 2000: 'Rampvrijwilligers geen winnaars of verliezers' (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    07 dec 2000: Stichting Karmel verhuist naar Losser (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    17 aug 2000: Dieven steken Enschedese hal hulpgoederen `per ongeluk` in brand (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)

    12 nov 1999: College buigt zich over affaire Karmel (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia)