Stories


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,…  


Flakes bloom even in times of crisis

While some businesses are sinking because of the coronavirus crisis, others have adapted and used this difficult period to reinvent and develop. This was also the case of Angela Sobol from Varvareuca…  


United for health and for the vulnerable people, despite the distance

35 hometown associations, partners of the UNDP-Switzerland “Migration and Local Development” Project mobilised USD 30,000 and offered essential support to local communities.  


Science of beekeeping, mastered by a woman from Sipka village

During one of her trips to Italy, impressed with the descendants of a family owing a business for several generations, Natalia Porhun from Sipka village, left bank of Nistru river, decided to change…  


Toymaker shifts production to visors to help frontline workers fight COVID-19 in Moldova

When Igor Hincu founded a company making toys eight years ago, he had no idea he’d be saving lives with his production.  


In Moldova, a Roma woman’s inclusive outlook beats discrimination

Angela Radita’s first encounter with discrimination was sudden and stinging. An avid student who stayed up late to read by candlelight before she had electricity, she had finished college and applied…  


The light at the end of the autism spectrum: “I always tell my son that he has a beautiful mind”

She found out about autism when her son, Matei, turned two years old. The knowledge about this spectrum of disorders was limited just to what she has seen in the movies: children who do not talk at…  


Finding new ways to drive inclusive politics in Moldova

Angela Radita’s first encounter with discrimination was sudden and stinging. An avid student who stayed up late to read by candlelight before electricity became available, she had finished college and…  


More and more Moldovans get involved in the local development of their home communities

What makes some people have a second agenda besides the main one, to cover out-of-pocket expenses, care about the wellbeing of home community, without expecting anything in return?  


From the shadow

Evghenii Verbanov, a father from the left bank of Nistru River, created an organization through which the voices of people with severe disability and their care-givers are heard.  

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