Our Stories

  • Returning home: a little support for a safe reintegration
    May 1, 2017

    Valeriu Filimon from Coscalia, Causeni district, has spent a long period working abroad. Although married with two children, he used to return home only twice a year. Despite earning enough money to support his family, Valeriu felt that distance kept him away from his family.

  • In a small Moldovan town, birthing mothers can feel at peace
    Apr 14, 2017

    Aliona and Taras Jironkiny’s first daughter would be 12 today, had she survived the birth process. She died at the maternity ward in Slobozia, a small town in the east not at the time equipped to treat pneumonia in newborns.

  • With EU support, the school in Baltata village, Criuleni district, switched from gas to biofuel produced by a local entrepreneur
    Mar 15, 2017

    Founded early in the XX century by Ukrainians who had migrated from the Western Ukraine and bought land to a local landholder, the Baltata village in Criuleni district has about 2,000 inhabitants.

  • The secret of a successful career is to be found in Syslab Center, Comrat
    Mar 6, 2017

    One out of ten young people in the Republic of Moldova is unemployed. “This is what official statistics show. In reality, I think their number is much higher. Even the young people who have found a job feel unemployed in a way, as they have to work for a ridiculously low salary and precarious conditions. I got opposed to this perspective and with the assistance of Syslab Center in Comrat, financed by the European Union, I succeeded to find a decent job at home”, says Olga Dudoglo, a 25-years-old young lady from Comrat.

  • Moldova at Fruit Logistica Berlin
    Mar 3, 2017

    According to the organizers, about 98% of trade visitors reported positive business results from the trade fair; 90% said they planned to return, and 96% said they would recommend the event to others. 80% managed to establish new business contacts and 39% signed new contracts during the exhibition. More than three-quarters of trade visitors expect the contacts made in Berlin will result in post trade-fair sales. So do the Moldovan producers.

  • The sliced apple journey
    Dec 28, 2016

    The apples used to make the "cool apple" snack have their origins in the Izvoare village, Orhei district. They are harvested by a local farmer and belong to 3 varieties of apples: Golden Delicious, Florena and Idared. While waiting for their glorious transformation, the apples are stored at 3-4 C degrees and 75% humidity. If the photos could carry also the smell of that room, you would not scroll further.

  • Away from home, but volunteers
    Dec 5, 2016

    According to official estimates, more than a quarter of the workforce of Moldova currently lives and works abroad. Although migrants are a major source of income for the domestic economy, it is considered that massive exodus of people hinders the overall development of the country, and rural communities in particular.

  • Moldova: The Orhei National Park – from neglect to World Heritage recognition
    Nov 24, 2016

    Not long ago, the Republic of Moldova – lacking both mountains and coastlines - was considered to be bereft of tourist attractions. Even its own people did not really realize that there is an exceptional cultural-natural treasury right in the middle of the country, just 50 km from the capital city.

  • It takes a village: Pensioners demand justice in Moldova
    Nov 22, 2016

    Valentina Chernenchi is approaching retirement age but is worried about her pension. According to official records, she has another seven years of service, whereas in reality, she has been working for much longer.

  • Breathing Spaces
    Sep 16, 2016

    It is said that national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing. Protected landscapes around the world, and the relationships they forge and sustain between humans, animals, and the natural world should be celebrated.