Bakery Introduction

A charity project for children of

Manna Mission of Europe Limited

Manna Mission of Europe – founded in 2004 – is a U.K. registered charity organisation.
The main purpose is to help impoverished children, often orphans, in the Najin-Sonbong area and other places (in Pyongyang and far away from the capital). The project Love North Korean Children (LNKC) even started in 2001.
We introduce our projects for 2018 to you.

We are running bakeries for the supply of staple food. That means to provide self-help, because we do not deliver bread to North Korea!
We deliver flour and employ staff in the country.

Therefore a strict monitoring is guaranteed.

Each bakery has a capacity of feeding 4,000-10,000 children and the staff. 
We currently have 26 possible locations for bakeries and orphanages; the construction and opening of such facilities depends on the funds we receive in the future.
  • The orphanages will not only provide the children with a nutritious source of food, but also the hope for a better future that is fueled by healthy food.

We reached an agreement with the North Korean government to get the estate for bakeries free of charge. So all the money goes directly towards providing humanitarian assistance. The flour is delivered from neighboring China to save transportation costs.


During an inspection tour.
If you are interested to know about our details:

The cost of running one bakery is US $4,000- 8,000 for one month, which includes: fuel, flour, cost of repairs and salaries for 15 people.
We could provide you a complete list of the current running cost, upon request. 
George Rhee from UK together with the children
in direct talk.

Agreement with the kindergarten
in Nampo 2017.

Visiting the schoolchilren
before the meal.

Farewell scene
of grateful children 
Donated flour in the store house.

Koreas sit down for talks amid hopes for better ties

2018/01/09  (Yonhap Feature) 

By Kim Soo-yeon and Joint Press Corps

PANMUNJOM, Korea, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) — The first thing the two Koreas shared during their first talks in two years on Tuesday was words about the cold weather, a metaphor for years of frozen ties and a requirement for the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the South.

Senior officials from the two sides gathered at the border village of Panmunjom to discuss the North’s participation in the Olympics and ways to restore relations.

“It is not an exaggeration that inter-Korean ties remain frozen more severely than the weather,” Ri Son-gwon, North Korea’s chief delegate, said at the start of the talks.

“But aspiration for better ties opened up these high-level talks, driven by something like an undercurrent beneath thick ice that flows ceaselessly without freezing.”

   Ri’s South Korean counterpart Cho Myoung-gyon responded kindly, saying the chilly weather and heavy snow of this winter offered good conditions for the Olympics. Even better are “the precious guests” from the North who would help make PyeongChang a venue for promoting peace.

“It is said well begun is half done,” Cho said. “I hope that (the two sides) can hold talks with determination and persistence.”

It would be fair to say that few imagined inter-Korean dialogue could be held so soon, given North Korea’s defiant pursuit of its nuclear and missile programs. The North conducted its sixth nuclear test and fired three intercontinental ballistic missiles last year.

But in a dramatic turn, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed in his New Year’s Day message a willingness to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics to be held in the South next month.

North Korea accepted Seoul’s dialogue offer Friday after the South and the United States agreed to delay their military drills until after the Olympics. The two Koreas also reopened a border hotline after a nearly two-year suspension.

“It would be good that the resumption of inter-Korean talks could set the tone for an improvement in ties between the Koreas and that better relations could become a small catalyst for helping resolve the North Korean nuclear issue,” Minister Cho said Friday.

South and North Korea still remain technically at war since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not in a peace treaty.

Since Red Cross societies from the two Koreas had their first contact in 1971, the countries held more than 640 talks over issues ranging from military to humanitarian matters until 2015, according to Seoul’s unification ministry. They held inter-Korean summits in 2000 and 2007.

Observers have paid keen attention to whether Tuesday’s talks would set the tone for bringing peace to the divided peninsula, despite concerns that the North may be launching a “deceptive” peace offensive to weaken international sanctions and drive a wedge in the Seoul-Washington alliance.

Tensions intensified last year over the wayward regime’s provocations and amid exchanges of bellicose rhetoric and personal insults between the North’s leader and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Liberal President Moon Jae-in took office in May last year with his two-track strategy of seeking sanctions and dialogue in dealing with the North. He wants South Korea to sit in the “driver’s seat” when handling North Korea affairs.

The government hopes that better inter-Korean relations can help pave the way for the resolution of North Korea’s nuclear issue and broader talks between the U.S. and North Korea.

Cho, 61, is a veteran negotiator with extensive experience in inter-Korean dialogue. He helped prepare for the inter-Korean summit in 2007 under a liberal administration.

His counterpart Ri, known as a hard-liner with a military background, was mainly involved in working-level military talks in the past.

Ri is the chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, North Korea’s state agency in charge of inter-Korean affairs. The organ was upgraded to a state apparatus in June 2016 from an offshoot of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.

“I came here with hopes that the two Koreas hold talks with a sincere and faithful attitude to give precious results to the Korean people, who harbor high expectations for this meeting, as the first new year’s gift,” Ri said.

Nearly 55 percent of the talks were held at Panmunjom, some 60 kilometers northwest of Seoul, where the Armistice Agreement that effectively ended the war was signed.

Main agenda items for the meeting will focus on North Korea’s participation in the Olympics, but broader discussions for inter-Korean ties are also expected to be held.

“The two sides are likely to comprehensively discuss issues of mutual concern. Everything cannot be agreed upon in a single meeting. It will be meaningful that they could sound out each other’s intents,” said Kim Yong-hyun, a professor at Dongguk University. “This meeting should pave the way for follow-up working-level talks.”

   The government is expected to renew its July proposal to hold military talks on easing border tensions and a Red Cross meeting to discuss reunions of war-torn families. North Korea has not responded to Seoul’s offer.

The South could raise North Korea’s denuclearization issue at a time when Pyongyang claims to have developed an ICBM capable of striking the whole U.S. mainland.

North Korea has used diplomacy and talks to extract economic and other concessions from South Korea and the U.S. It previously agreed with Washington to suspend nuclear and missile tests in exchange for aid, but those deals eventually fell apart.

Pyongyang now claims that it will not put its nuclear weapons on the negotiation table.

“The North’s nukes probably could not be discussed during Tuesday’s meeting. We need to make inter-Korean talks lay the foundation for U.S.-North Korea negotiations,” said Shin Beom-chul, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. (…)

  Donations should reach the deserving
without detouring!
These are the photos of children who received bread.

Free bread is provided for the kids.

Group photo with children, kindergarten teachers 
and charity staff.

Meeting with our driver: 
Delivery of free bread to the kindergarten and school children.

New flour arrived on the spot.

During a monitoring tour.

Happy bakery staff.

Bread is ready for the kids.

Children are dancing to say 
Thank you to our donors.

Meeting the kids directly in 2017.

Happy eyes after meal.  
Put a smile on a child's face!
Thank you!  

Children thanking the donors