Villagers from Ruseni have access to drinking water

12 Dec 2012

More than 50 families of Ruseni village, Edinet district, have access to drinking water thanks to a development project, implemented by the community with the support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Project.

„Water means life. Now, when we have tap water, we can say that we live”, villagers said at the launch of the renewed water supply system. Ruseni village has four artesian wells, but none of them, as well as the aqueduct, were functioning for many years. Before having the centralized access to water, the villagers were able to use only the water from the wells. “The wells are very deep and the water is not good for drinking. That is why we decided to bring drinking water in the village and asked for donors’ support. We wouldn’t have managed to solve this problem by ourselves”, Tatiana Rusanvschi, Mayor of Ruseni, said.

With the assistance of the Joint Integrated Local Development Project (JILDP), a segment of local aqueduct and an artesian well were renewed, giving this way the access to drinking water to a part of village where almost 50 families live. “We focused on the part of the village where most of the vulnerable people live. Other villagers will take water from the inhabitants that live in the area with water access until the whole system is renewed”, Mayor of Ruseni said.

According to Olesea Cruc, Manager within the JILDP, Ruseni is one of those 100 target localities selected according to the vulnerability criterion based on the indices of deprivation for small areas. Besides technical and financial assistance for the implementation of this project, Ruseni has also benefited from support in developing the strategy of socio-economic development based on human rights and gender equality approach. “This approach envisages participation of all community members in the process of identification of local priorities and ensuring equal benefits for all, including vulnerable groups”, Olesea Cruc added.

Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP) is implemented by the Government of Moldova with the assistance the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with the financial support of the Government of Sweden. JILDP assist the Republic of Moldova in the process of decentralization and strengthening of the local self-government and aims to provide equal benefits of decentralization for all the people, including vulnerable groups.

Contact Information

Natalia Costaş, Communication consultant of the JILDP, Tel:(+ 373) 69221141,

E -mail: natalia.costas@undp.org