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  • From where I stand: “I am different, but that doesn’t mean that I should be condemned” Nov 15, 2017

    Olga Berdeu, 50, is a woman with disabilities from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, who attended UN Women’s "We have abilities, we want possibilities!" initiative, which aims to strengthen the leadership skills of women with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova.

  • Green energy reaches to the Lastarel kindergarten from Falesti Nov 6, 2017

    Winter will mean warmth and comfort for 140 children from Falesti town, as their kindergarten benefits from hot water generated by solar panels and heating from biomass energy thanks to the European Union’s investments.

  • Government and old people from Moldova say yes to active ageing Oct 4, 2017

    A ‘Learning Centre’ for older persons in Bahrinesti village. Where they can dance, learn to use a computer and will spend the time in the most interesting and useful way for everyone

  • A beekeeper is “taming bees” in Moldova Sep 8, 2017

    He turned beekeeping, a traditional family occupation, into an innovative business. This is a story of a young engineer from Causeni who was always pushing to modernize beekeeping.

  • Story of green energy in Moldova must go on! Aug 14, 2017

    270 children from ‘Povestea’ kindergarten in Nisporeni are living a fairy-tale. They have access to an abundant amount of hot water heated by solar collectors. During winter time, they will also enjoy warm rooms heated with biomass energy. This switch to green technologies was possible with funding from the European Union offered as part of the Energy and Biomass Project.

  • The equipment that comes to life due to the passion to innovate Aug 8, 2017

    Moldova Innovation Challenge Scheme (MICS) is an open grant competition that rewards innovative ideas, out-of-the-box solutions and visionary entrepreneurs from Moldova. Nicolae Oleinic is one of them.

  • Villagers join forces to bring clean water to rural Moldova Jul 31, 2017

    Ecaterina Chiciuc is 60 years old. She has lived in this village, Slobozia Mare, since she got married at 20. Since that time, she has been carrying water to her house from a well in her neighborhood. Her daughter and grandchildren have shared the same burden for the entirety of their lives. In most rural communities, it is the women who are responsible for the water supply in the household.

  • Spreading the word: young people should benefit from free contraceptives in the Republic of Moldova May 23, 2017

    “Over the years, I’ve noticed a positive change in young people’s attitude towards their sexual and reproductive health and rights. They are less ashamed nowadays to claim quality sexual and reproductive healthcare services and claim their rights to be fulfilled in this regard”, says Dr. Svetlana Moroz, the Head of Youth Friendly Health Centre from Cimislia rayon of the Republic of Moldova.

  • Returning home: a little support for a safe reintegration May 1, 2017

    Valeriu Filimon from Coscalia, Causeni district, has spent a long period working abroad. Although married with two children, he used to return home only twice a year. Despite earning enough money to support his family, Valeriu felt that distance kept him away from his family.

  • In a small Moldovan town, birthing mothers can feel at peace Apr 14, 2017

    Aliona and Taras Jironkiny’s first daughter would be 12 today, had she survived the birth process. She died at the maternity ward in Slobozia, a small town in the east not at the time equipped to treat pneumonia in newborns.

  • “In the past, I used to hide my ethnicity. Now I hope that future generations will forget about these stereotypes.” Apr 9, 2017

    Every day, Olga Cebotari crosses her village in a wheelchair for three kilometers from her home to the day care center “Încredere”, and since the roads are in very poor conditions she feels unsafe most of the times.

  • Liubovi Kishevskaia – nursing patients for 47 years Mar 24, 2017

    Liubovi Chisevscaia has a wide smile, bright blue eyes and a particularly elegant way of holding her hands. She currently leads a team of several hundred nurses in the Mother and Child Healthcare Centre in Tiraspol, one of the biggest health institutions on the left bank of the Nistru River.

  • “Do not let circumstances defeat you” Victoria Luca’s Heart-wrenching Story Mar 23, 2017

    Victoria starts her daily routine at six in the morning to have breakfast with her little son, Noah, and go to her office, where, as a lawyer, she helps people in need.

  • With EU support, the School in Baltata village, Criuleni district, switched from gas to biofuel produced by a local entrepreneur Mar 15, 2017

    Founded early in the XX century by Ukrainians who had migrated from the Western Ukraine and bought land to a local landholder, the Baltata village in Criuleni district has about 2,000 inhabitants. Given the growing number of the population and the need to maintain a large school, the local government decided in 2011 to apply for the European funds of the Energy and Biomass Project and installed a 220 kW pellet heating plant.

  • Moldova woman councillor slows traffic and saves lives Mar 8, 2017

    After Veronica Spânachi’s husband was killed in a car accident in front of their home, she vowed to make her town’s roads safer so others would not face a similar tragedy. A UN Programme “Women in Politics” supported National Mentorship Programme for Women Councillors, called Inspir-o! helped her to fulfil her vow.