Republic of Moldova
Medical and welfare services for young and old

Around 800,000 Moldovans
work abroad. Their children are often left behind.

A pension of around €65
is not enough for old people to afford the basics of life.

11.8 infants die
per 1,000 live births – more than twice the rate in the EU.

14 percent
was the rate of inflation in 2021.

In the Republic of Moldova, we provide aid in these areas:

Republic of Moldova
Medical and welfare services for young and old

Around 800,000 Moldovans
work abroad. Their children are often left behind.

A pension of around €65
is not enough for old people to afford the basics of life.

11.8 infants die
per 1,000 live births – more than twice the rate in the EU.

14 percent
was the rate of inflation in 2021.

In the Republic of Moldova, we provide aid in these areas:

Gloria – meeting need, illness and loneliness with kindness

After the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, it became clear how desperate need was in the Republic of Moldova – especially in rural areas. Children, older people and families with little or no income are the people that suffer most from the economically tense situation in the country. It is also called “the poorhouse of Europe”.

In the south of the Republic of Moldova lies the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia with a population of around 155,000. It is divided into a central region and several enclaves some of which are independent of the Republic of Moldova. One of the three cities in Gagauzia is Ceadîr Lunga with a population of some 20,000. In the predominantly agricultural region, around 40-45 percent of those fit for work have no jobs, according to unofficial estimates. The water network only provides industrial-use water; drinking water comes from special wells. Electricity and natural gas, which is extremely expensive, are only available irregularly. The wortundtat project Gloria was officially inaugurated in 2006. Its various services are mainly intended for children, the elderly and those who are sick.

Our partner in Moldova:
Gloria

We support these services:
• Medical Polyclinic
• Outpatient nursing service
• Residential hospice

• Clothing bank
• Soup kitchen
• Meals on wheels
• Team of builders for “emergency renovation”

• Daycare nurseries

Medical care – So that old and sick people do not have to fend for themselves

Many health services in the country are only available on payment of cash. Pensioners cannot afford it, so they miss out on urgent treatments. In addition, qualified doctors are leaving the country because they can earn more abroad. Many people therefore die alone and without medical care, especially in the rural areas.

The wortundtat partner employs a range of specialist physicians in a medical outpatient clinic. The in-house laboratory is able to carry out a wide range of investigations and patients can obtain various medications for a reasonable price in the pharmacy. An outpatient nursing service also cares for people at home and, in the first residential hospice in the country, nurses support people in the last days of their lives.

Recent news from our project in the Republic of Moldova

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Kindern unserer Tagesstätte in der Republik Moldau eine große Freude bereiten – das hatten sich neun freiwillige Helfer zwischen 22 und 38 Jahren vorgenommen.

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Helpful health services

People who otherwise could not afford to go to a doctor are supported at Gloria.

Social welfare support – A wide range of services for poor pensioners and families

Pensions in the Republic of Moldova only provide a livelihood for a few older people. Often, they only have enough to pay for heating or food, a doctor’s visit or clothing, medicines or home repairs. This means that many people go hungry, live in ramshackle houses or wear worn out clothing. The social welfare services provided by the wortundtat partner are thus also very varied: Clothing banks, social workers who make house calls, a soup kitchen or a team of builders to renovate run-down houses are just some of the services that help in the face of these hardships. Three day nurseries also meet the needs of children – especially those who live with their grandparents while their parents are abroad working. With a combination of inventiveness and lots of love, the carers here create spaces and facilities where the children can take up activities that are appropriate for their age and that stimulate their imagination.

How we help poor families – a gallery of images

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Help for poor families

Gloria has many approaches to helping people in “the poorhouse of Europe”.

Educational services – learning and playing together in many different ways

A few hundred children and young people visit the daycare centres that wortundtat supports in the Republic of Moldova. They come to the centre on weekdays and, first of all, can eat a hearty meal after school. Then there are various services on offer – help with homework, for example, the chance to play, learn languages or attend a Bible class. “We involve the children in the work as far as possible. And we don’t just serve them the meal – we let them help with the preparation too”, says one of the helpers. At the moment, wortundtat supports children’s daycare centres in Ceadîr Lunga, Cazaclia and Vulcănești.

Two teachers and three students sit together at tables and learn together

The children’s daycare centre in Vulcănești also offers English classes for guests who are interested and hard-working.

Child daycare centres in Moldova – Impressions of the work

Aktuelle Beiträge aus unserem Projekt in der Republik Moldau

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