While Peter Schott was a pastor of an evangelical church in Oberberg (Germany), he and the church members looked for ways of help the people in the former USSR. During his business trips to the Eastern bloc countries, he became aware of the difficulties and plight of the people in Moldova which the civil war in 1992 caused. So the congregation finally started humanitarian projects in Moldova and founded a non-denominational charity under the leadership of Peter Schott.
KALOS is a word of Greek origin and means "nice, good, useful". Apostle Paul always asked for acts of charity in his letters to the young Christian communities.
KALOS aims at responding to this request and makes sure that its aid corresponds to the attributes "nice", "good" and "useful".
What we aim for
KALOS cares about helping the needy and poor people in Moldova in a sustained manner. This is based on our biblical understanding of what God calls us to do:
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1.Timothy 2, 3 - 4
KALOS operates through local evangelical churches of Transnistria in Moldova. The ministers of these churches are the representatives of KALOS in the field and closely cooperate with local authorities. So it is possible to identify where need is greatest and where help can be offered in the most effective way. If necessary, there are local co-workers, which includes volunteers, to help coordinate and implement projects.