Stories


Two Roma women from the Transnistrian region became community mediators

They challenged the prejudices and the stereotypes deeply rooted in society... They got involved in defending the rights of Roma people, of women and children. During the pandemic, they were…  


From coach to entrepreneur in Cahul

Nicolae Dunas is well known in Cahul for his sports performance, as a martial arts coach, but also for his entrepreneurial activity. It has been for nine years since when Nicolae Dunas owns a…  


Innovation tastes like cherries in Hincesti

Thousands of perfectly aligned and copycat trees shape up an orchard that stretches as far as the eye can see on the hillside. Looking from far away, one may get the impression that the trees got…  


In Grigoriopol, an agricultural business gives harvest even during drought time

Marina Cerkasenko’s business story started 10 years ago, when she decided to practice agriculture and founded a farm. At first, she rented only a few plots of land, and today she manages over 66…  


Liubușoara of Sireți, daughter and friend the older people await at the gate or in the doorway on ‘mail days’

It’s Friday, 9:30 AM. It is the time when the Poșta Moldovei car arrives in Sireți village, district of Strășeni. It takes ten minutes to have the letters, newspapers, packages and pension money…  


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…  

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