Moldova | Mission Direct


Protecting Moldova's little ones

Moldova is one of the most vulnerable nations in Europe and poverty levels are high – especially in rural areas. When you visit here you take a step back in time, working in villages with roads dominated by geese and cows. Moldova is also a major source country for human trafficking and female exploitation. In 2018 and 2019 we’ll be working with a safe house for young girls at risk as well as supporting an orphanage. 


Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.


Building Project   /   Rural Town   /   Suitable for all ages   /   Vulnerable People

Trip Dates

The Projects

This year we'll be joining Pilgrims International in Riscani, Northern Moldova where teams will help to convert old industrial accommodation into dormitories for young girls at risk. Working with Pilgrims, you'll be supporting their work to protect young girls in Moldova from exploitation and trafficking, providing them with a safe house.

In 2019, we'll continue to support Pilgrim's International, helping to run day camps at an orphanage as well as working with Ancora Salvării, a Christian non-profit organisation, where we'll renovate a derelict building into a daycare centre for the community - particularly supporting children with disabilities and chronic illness. 

Afternoon: Support community projects, such as a play-scheme for children. You’ll also have the experience of visiting the MAD centre for disabled children.

Rest and Relaxation

Take a relaxing trip amongst the beautiful surroundings and historical places of Moldova.  This will include optional excursions to Soroca (old castle with view over the river Prut), Saharna monastery with waterfall, Orhei Veche (Cave monastery) and Chișinău (Zoo, botanic garden, wine cave called “Mileștii mici” sau “Gricova”).

Don’t be fooled by Moldova’s location in Europe; this is truly a cross-cultural experience to remember.

Country Information

Riscani a town in North Molova

The time Zone is GMT +3 hours

The local language is Romanian and Russian

Up to 38°C in Jun-Aug

The Flight is approximately 3 hours.

The Impact So Far

The teams in Moldova have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...


houses restored fit for living


sobas (heating and cooking utility) installed


chickens delivered to disadvantaged familes

Trip Dates

Moldova 2019 – Team 1

15 Jul - 23 Jul 2019

No spaces available

Moldova 2019 – Team 2

20 Aug - 01 Sep 2019

No spaces available

You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

15 Jun 2019

Reunion Day

16 Nov 2019