Albania: better healthcare and education for the most vulnerableApr 14, 2015Have you ever thought that a community center can be a turning point in your life? Ask Manjola. She is a divorced mother of three children, living in Berat, Albania. Challenges are enormous because she lacks education, qualification and faces stigma because she is Roma. Luckily, she has a job in a supermarket.
Bringing financial services to the Pacific's poorestMay 13, 2013Dulari is a beneficiary of the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, aimed at expanding financial services to low-income, rural and vulnerable populations in the Pacific Islands, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The initiative is a joint venture by UNDP, EU and other partners.
Cambodian women get a new lease of lifeFeb 12, 2013Kong Theara beamed broadly when she was handed a seaming machine as a special prize for graduating at the top of her sewing class. “I don’t think I will be poor anymore in the future,” Kong Theara, 22, said.
Community based development in UkraineJun 26, 2014In 1995, the Government of Ukraine and UNDP launched an integrated development programme in Crimea to improve living conditions and provide livelihood opportunities in areas where Crimean Tatars had settled.
Learning to fight early marriages in Kyrgyzstan Aug 19, 2014The number of early marriages in Kyrgyzstan still remains high. According to recent statistics, roughly 12 percent of brides in the country are under the age of 18. In the village of Shark in Southern Kyrgyzstan, UNDP and the EU, as part of their joint project, are helping one high school join the fight. To keep girls longer in school and thus prevent them from early marriage, the school has created sewing, cooking, and computer classes in addition to their regular curriculum.
Moldova: A hospital where patients get well faster Apr 1, 2015The reconstruction works for both the admission department and the intensive care department for children, as well as for the maternity of the Rybnita District Hospital were carried out with the financial support of the EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme.