On a hill on the edge of Romanian district capital Sfântu Gheorghe there lies a Roma village, although you would never guess that it is so close to a town. The streets are unpaved, a horse and cart is used to get around and the fields are tilled with a scythe. The Roma live in tune with nature and harvest whatever the land currently offer. Yet surviving in the present day has become increasingly difficult. Apart from the annual potato harvest, there is scarcely any paid work for unskilled laborers any more. Future prospects are equally bleak according to village for without money one has no voice in politics. Strong group ties, mutual respect and unwavering faith do at least provide some compensation.