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Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Moldova

Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Moldova


Countries: Moldova
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Issues: Energy & Climate, Water & Sanitation
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010

Kindergarten in the village of Chriscauti, Moldova

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Project Proposals

Organisation: Association of Ecotoxicologists of Moldova ECOTOX
City: Chisinau
Project title: Better livelihoods and health conditions for rural Moldova through community empowerment

Issues & short description:

  • Cleaning wells
  • Implementation of ecological sanitation
  • Training on energy
  • Research on water, sanitation and re-use of ecological products

Improving water and sanitation in rural Moldova
The association Ecotox chose the village Chriscauti in a quire remote area of Moldova, where no other help of any kind came through so far. The children in the kindergarten do not have access to safe sanitation. The teachers are therefore in need for a solution; which will be build for them in the form of a urine diverting dry toilet that will be constructed this year in the frame of the ELA project. It will be the first toilet for a kindergarten in the WECF network, so we are all full of expectations for the results and will disseminate the valuable new experience throughout our network. Also several household toilets will be constructed in the village. The teachers of the kindergarten and other active women are organized into an association who will support the project.

As Ecotox is an organization of scientists, the water quality in the village is evaluated, and accordingly the wells are cleaned where necessary. The local population is involved in the investigations, and eventually, a Water Safety Plan will be developed. The effect of urine on Moldovan soils is investigated for different types of crops in the laboratory. The results of the project will be disseminated throughout a wider public, including high level seminars.

Organisation: Women in Sustainable Development of Moldova WISDOM
City: Chisinau
Project title: Better livelihoods and health conditions for rural communities of Moldova

Issues & short description:

  • Sanitation: Implementation of sanitary facilities such as ecological sanitation toilets and hand washing facilities

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