On the 24th and 25th July 2007 I conducted a training on facilitation methods for staff members of the Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF) and Procommunitate. Both organisations are focused at empowering poor communities in villages and small cities in Moldova.
Moldova is at the moment heavily affected by high rates of migration. During the last five years around 300,000 to 600,000 people left the country to look for work in other countries. It is estimated that the income from remittancies is 5 to 10 times higher than the Gross National Income. MSIF and Procommunitate however, support communities to sustain their structures (roads, schools, gassupply, facilities for disabled and youth) so that a good basis will be created for sustainable development on the long term. Recent developments show that conditions for investment and creation of employment have become much better.
Facili2transform is involved in building partnerships in strengthening the potential for the country. Here some photo impressions.