Stories


A business born from the bounty of nature and developed with Sweden and UNDP support

Elena Rojenco from Tiraspol city is transforming hibiscus, rose, sage and other plants into organic cosmetics. She started to create the first organic products for her own use, when she understood…  


What is it like to have a restaurant in Ireland and return to the native town in Moldova six times a year?

We met Tatiana Ciubuc and Igor Aftenii on Christmas in the old style, in January 2020. Except for the view over the window, with streets and houses characteristic to Ireland, nothing betrayed the fact…  


Vision of a greener and more sustainable future

In 2019, the European Commission presented its Green Deal, an overarching vision for the European Union’s transition to a climate-neutral, modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, as well…  


A cross-border market is built from scratch in Slobozia Mare

For more than 30 years, every day, the market from Slobozia Mare gathers people from the Lower Prut Meadow region and even from the border communities from Romania. People buy the local products they…  


Therapy through friendship: “My name is Maxim and I used drugs. This is not shameful”

UNDP Moldova advocates for ensuring a legal framework compliant with the human rights standards which promote equal access to prevention, treatment, care and support services for persons who use…  


Validation of vocational knowledge in the absence of formal education — a chance for a better future

Work experience shall be certified and validated, increasing the chances to get a decent job. Therefore, the lack of formal education will no longer be a barrier to practicing the desired profession.  


Văleni – a holiday village

Welcome to Eco Village Văleni – a touristic complex consisting of an agro guest house, a few rustic houses, which are still under construction, a restaurant and a traditional rural courtyard. All are…  


The pandemic will pass, but its effects will last

The people in Scoreni, Strășeni district, are affected by the pandemic crisis, which exacerbated the financial and psychological pressure.  


UNDP Moldova pledges for the use of environmentally friendly refrigerants, that do not deplete the ozone layer

Gases used in manufacturing sprays, refrigeration equipment, foam extinguishers as well as pesticides destroy the ozone layer. The negative effect is caused by the atoms of carbon, chlorine and…  


Could he have saved more lives?

“At the end of each working day, I think whether I did everything right, if I did the right thing, if another person could have been saved, and what I should do in my next shift,” says Ion Ciobanu,…  

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