A company from Cahul specializing in the manufacture of wet wipes has benefited from support from the EU and UNDP Moldova

November 16, 2023

The company "Hancost Prim", from the municipality of Cahul, specializes in the manufacture of wet wipes. Seven years ago, the entrepreneur Haralampie Bălteanu launched the company as a family business, but over the years it has grown and today has ten employees.

According to Haralampie Bălteanu, this field requires a lot of investment, patience and work. Initially, his company manufactured wet wipes under its own brand, and later began manufacturing under various brands to order.

"Our range of products has expanded and includes around 50 products under different brands, products from the hygiene or household range," mentions Haralampie Bălteanu.

In 2020, thanks to the grant competition for entrepreneurs conducted out by the "EU4Moldova: Focal Regions" programme, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF, machines that manufacture alcohol wipes were procured.

"Thanks to this project, we managed to enter the market with new products: wipes in a plastic tube with alcohol. It's like a universal machine that allowed us to expand the range of products a little," says the entrepreneur.

Haralampie Bălteanu is one of the 75 entrepreneurs from Cahul and Ungheni regions who benefited from a grant worth 30,000 euros within the "EU4Moldova: Focal Regions" programme, implemented by UNDP and UNICEF.