A Frenchman has created a volunteer firefighter brigade in a small village in Romania’s Transylvania. He now works on setting up a first aid...

Stan Platt, the Brit who found his own Cinderella story in Romania

 “Life is not about where you are living, but about what you’re doing for other people.” Stan Platt was just a kid when he first...

A German coach helps people recognize their own miracles

It is a cloudy February day, but Petra Müller - Demary doesn’t mind it. Sunny days are demanding whereas dark mornings don’t ask for...

A German engineer does his big training for life in a small Romanian town

When Stephan Rambacher came to Romania, in the small town of Lugoj, at the end of the ‘90s, as general manager of wood company...

The venture capitalist who left Silicon Valley for Romania to build something better

As a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, Don Lothrop would go to bed and think "Here’s the 20 things I need to do tomorrow."...

A British couple tries to break the cycle of poverty for Romania’s forgotten people

March 2014. Jo Jowett, a British woman in her 50s, is driving to Jacodu, a small village in the center of Romania. The car...

Sally Wood-Lamont discovers the secret to an independent life for Romania’s people with disabilities

A descendant of the Highland Scottish clan Lamont lives in Cluj-Napoca, north-western Romania, and battles for the rights of disabled people. Her name is...

Low-profile World Bank high official with Egypt roots makes Bucharest home

As a teenager in Cairo, Ismail Radwan, now World Bank Country Program Coordinator for Central Europe and the Baltics, wanted to understand what makes...

Mashed potatoes with hot dog & love: How an American woman helps kids in...

It’s mid-October, and the library room of Ruth School, located in Bucharest’s poorest neighborhood Ferentari, is much more crowded than usual. First and second...

The New Zealander who went through post-communism hell to adopt a Romanian girl 20...

Adele Rickerby went through the hell of early post-communism to adopt a girl from Romania. As the plane was flying over Brisbane, an Australian city...

An active Greek investor builds a complex of passive houses near Bucharest

Leonidas Anastasopoulos founded his first business when he was only 18 years old. Since then, he tried other business areas, learned something from every...

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