Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Largely an agricultural society, employment opportunities are difficult – and any opportunities for those with a disability are even harder.
Moldova is today increasingly looking towards Europe and has become a candidate country to join the EU. However, there remains the difficult situation of the breakaway region of Transnistria. There also remains strong connections with Russia for many.
There are small signs of improvement in the administration of the country with effective battles against corruption which has, in the past caused serious threats in terms of financial strength and stability of the country. A useful overview of the country can be found on the BBC website.
ChildAid has worked in Moldova since 2000 and currently has four partners: