Ciuciuleni Medical Center Well Project – Moldova

Village Ciuciuleni, Hincesti District, Moldova

Community Description
Lying within a valley, Ciuciuleni is one of the largest villages in Moldova, and has an approximate population of 4,500. The village consists primarily of farmers and laborers whose only dependable form of income is the profits they reap from their Fall harvests. The only salaried workers in Ciuciuleni are those who work at the Mayor’s Office, School, Kindergarten, and 5 convenience stores.

Bleak work opportunities for young adults has resulted in an exodus of youths, who leave home in search better prospects for work in the city or abroad. As a result of this mass departure of young adults, Ciuciuleni is demographically polarized, with a large aging population and a large child population.

The health problems in Ciuciuleni are same as those endemic to the region. In the older population there are high rates of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Among children there are high rates of gastrointestinal illnesses, asthma, and skin disorders.

Serving the health needs of the community is the Ciuciuleni Medical Center which rests on the hillside overlooking the northwestern part of the village. There you will find a dedicated work staff of 8 nurses and a doctor, who work in modest conditions.

The medical center has a well, but it has almost dried up, and does not supply a sufficient amount of water to meet the needs of the center.

Project Description
This project is to build a well for the medical center.

Construction already began at a site in front of the medical center, but was halted due to insufficient funds.

Project funds will be used to build an enclosure for the well. The remainder of the work requires the trucking in of one ton of cement, one ton of gravel stones, 2 cubic meters of sand, iron tubing, and sheet metal.

The Mayor’s office donated concrete rings for the well. The medical staff has personally funded the work to date, with a $570.00 donation.

The work is to be performed by 3 members of the community who have experience with this type of work.

In addition to providing a reliable water source, the site will serve as a location for patients to rest in the shade and refresh themselves after what can be arduous journey to reach the Medical Center.

Project Impact
4,000 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Adam Troy

Having adequate water is imperative to the functioning of Ciuciuleni’s medical center. The new well will not only serve to provide an abundant supply of water to the center but will also serve people living in the surrounding areas.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Adam Troy of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Adam and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.