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    Posted August 14, 2011 by
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    People working hard for a better life


    --August 14, 2011--


    The migration process of the citizens of Moldova has become really painful. In almost every family there is at least one member who works abroad for a better life. There is almost everything in Moldova and if one has money, they can live a great life here. The issue is that many people are jobless due to a weak economy. As a result of the migration process to the Western countries and Russia, many children remain in Moldova in their grandparents’ care.


    There are incredible life stories I would like to share with the CNN IReport community. As you can understand by yourself, the story will be newsworthy in weeks and even months from now, unfortunately. The problem exists for many years already, but during the past two years it became more acute. Through my report I would like to open the eyes to the world and show how difficult is to a parent to leave his/her children behind and go to the unknown world in order to assure a better life for his/her kids. It’s painful, but having no other choice than leaving, many people will work hard to build a better future to their children.


    I will share some photos with the harsh conditions some people live in villages, where there are no jobs at all and the only activity is agriculture. I will try to videotape some life stories and then translate them into English. I will explain what are the roots of some people’s state of poverty and how are the Moldovans migrating to other countries despite the difficulties met while trying to apply for a working visa.


    I believe that my story will interest many members of the Ireport community, because most of them don’t really know anything about this small country with hard-working people, which are in Europe, not too far from the engines of the European economy, but still facing harsh social and economic issues.


    I want to be a part of this year’s boot camp in order to show the international community that despite the fact that all the people are equal, there are still many differences between us and how hard-working are the people of Moldova in achieving their goals and living a better life. Their struggle can be a lesson to many people who are saying they’re not successful in life, but still have more than other people and aren’t thankful for what they posses.

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