Friendship Visits

Agri-Service Moldova Friendship Visits

An important result of international development activity is the establishment of lasting friendships.  Economic development based on friendship leads to trust which is more effective and provides a basis for results that are enduring.   These friendships of lasting value are developed by personal contact and time to sit together and ‘drink tea.’

Trips are usually from 7 to 12 days, two or three times per year.  Travelers are hosted in the homes of local families and usually eat breakfast and often the evening meal with the family.  A stipend is paid to the family for this provision.

Travel within the country and group meals not eaten with the host family are included in the fee charges.  Side trips to Romania or Ukraine have a higher per day rate.  Travel within the country is by a van.  We visit farms and farmers and other friends.