CORNELIA FISCHER, from Switzerland, the founder and owner of the Guest House, moved to Romania in 1991 and with the Charity, Amurtel Romania, set up an orphanage which she ran for 20 years. As the first generation of children reached adulthood, Cornelia looked for a way to integrate them into the working world. This lead to the idea of building a guest house in Valea Lupului, 7 kms away from the Children’s Home.
For the realisation of this project, the Swiss architect PIERRE RUPPANNER came to her aid. Having already worked with various charity organisations in Romania, he was familiar not only with the local customs and regulations, but also with the language. His knowledge and experience was invaluable in the planning, supervising and construction of the Guest House, which by summer 2013 was able to open its doors.
In the meantime a support organisation has been formed in Switzerland. Presided over by Dr. RENÉ ZEIER, Professor at the Lucerne University, Faculty of Economics, the Charity aims to provide financial aid for the Guest House Valea Lupului and to help the young people from the Children’s Home in Pānātāu, as they adjust to work and life in the adult world.