Dedicating her life to save lives

Scholarship recipient and medical student volunteers at Covid-19 centre in Moldova

Valeria, a Mission Without Borders scholarship recipient, was in her third year of studying medicine when the Coronavirus hit. She immediately applied to volunteer at a Covid-19 centre in Chisinau, Moldova.

“I’m not afraid because I’m going to be a doctor in future and I know that not only easy times await me. This is the reason I’m studying medicine.”

Valeria has been volunteering every day since 11 April, from 8am to 8pm. She says she enjoys being able to help and do something useful for her country, and feeling part of the healthcare system. Her current responsibilities include patient intake – receiving newly arrived patients, completing forms for them, and directing them on to the next phase of testing. 

One of six children, Valeria grew up in poverty as her parents struggled to get by on her father’s meager wages. Her dream is to become an excellent doctor in order to help children, like herself, who are from very poor families and cannot afford medical care.

I want to make a change in this world through my own example, to serve God and thank Him for all that He has done in my life. The fact that I come from a family living on a very low income - this motivates me even more to dedicate my life to save other lives.


Mission Without Borders supports more than 350 students with scholarships each year.  It is one of the ways in which we seek to foster self-sufficiency and sustainable impact in our beneficiaries' lives.  We thank the Lord for resilient, diligent and inspiring recipients such as Valeria.  If you would like to sponsor a student, scholarship or a self-sustainability project please get in touch.  You could change a life that changes lives.


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