Good friends build each other up

The two friends Alin and Madalin, got to know each other while they both worked as volunteers at an Adina market. The friendship they gained as young boys in Craiova has served them well during their time as students.

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Single father inadvertently ended up in poverty

Robert Rotaru was left with the care of three children when his wife left him. As a result of being the only full time caretaker, he was cut off from taking work outside the village, and inadvertently ended up in a vicious cycle of poverty.

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Building confidence and self-esteem in Romanian girls

The two friends Bianca and Loreana are building a network to help make young girls more conscious of their own worth. The two nineteen-year-olds have first-hand knowledge about how hard it is to grow up in a poor village in Romania.

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Adina Taught Kiki how to dream

Cristiana Dobre is proving every day that hard work pays off for people looking to build a future in Romania. The 23-year-old is studying Medicine in Craiova, and she is a real Adina success story.

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Offisielt navn: Romania

Hovedstad: Bucuresti

Største byer: Bucuresti (ca. 2 millioner innbyggere)Constanta, Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Timisoara

Språk: Rumensk (offisielt), men også ungarsk og tysk enkelte steder.

Flateinnhold: 238 000 km2

Folketall: 19,6 millioner (2017). 85 % rumenere, 6 % ungarere, 3 % rom og resten fordelt på ulike grupper

Medlem av følgende internasjonale/regionale organisasjoner: FN, Europarådet, NATO, WHO, WTO, OSSE.  Romania ble medlem av EU 1.1.2007.

Befolkning under nasjonal fattigdomsgrese: 25,8 % (2015)

Forventet levealder: 75 (2014)

CRAIOVA:

Romanias 6. største by

Ca. 304.000 innbyggere (2017)

Administrasjonsby i Dolj fylke

Viktig akademisk, kulturelt og industrielt senter

Ca. 38 prosent av arbeidsplassene er i industrien