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Women and traditions earn a living

These beauties from Pelinia — the biggest village in the north of the Republic of Moldova — reflect authentic values collected for centuries and specific only for this region, which were doomed to…  


In Musaitu village, a local market was built with the support of the European Union

Every Thursday, people of Musaitu village in Taraclia district, populated mostly with Bulgarian ethnics, have a new meeting point, right in the heart of their small community – the agricultural…  


Quieting the river flow in Vulcanesti

Each heavy rain used to bring disaster to the houses and gardens of Vulcanesti town. Cahul River, that crosses the town, would overflow, letting waters and silt freely gurgling in people’s basements…  


Video observation transforms the treatment of tuberculosis in Moldova

It has been more than half a year since Maria* treated herself for tuberculosis and since she came back to work at the Chisinau high school where she is a teacher.  


Festival of Lights reaches remote village of Gagauzia

It is evening in Moldova, around 8 p.m. One can say that the sun has hesitated to set. Probably, it decided to enjoy more of the murmur of Dezghingea village. Parents and children walk holding hands,…  


“With tap water, we are now in heaven”

What would you prefer: to buy a barrel of water, sometimes seven times as expensive as tap water, or borrow a few buckets of water from your neighbors? This was for years a dilemma for Etulia village…  


It's time for more women to join the police force in Moldova

Ever since she was a child, Eleonora had wanted to be a police officer. But no one quite expected that by the time she turned 21, she would already have one year and a half of experience on the force.  


Sun and biomass bring clean energy to the kindergarten of Lozova, Straseni

Solar and biomass energy bring clean energy and reduce the bills for heating and hot water in the kindergarten “Speranta” from Lozova village, Straseni district. Since autumn, the institution will…  


At Palanca, it takes a passport to go digging

People go digging their land plots with their passports in the pockets. This has been an ordinary experience for years for the villagers of Palanca, Stefan Voda district, who own land plots over…  


The sun, wind and water - allies of the Moldovan young eco inventors

In recent years, dozens of Moldovan young people developed systems that offer cheap and effective solutions to environmental problems, thanks to the educational initiatives launched by the EU-funded…  

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