At the XIV-th Congress of anthropologists and ethnologists in Russia that took place virtually, hosted from the city of Tomsk, Russia on 6-9 July 2021, Julia Popcheva presented her research  „Баданте в Италии – жены и матери в Болгарии: влияние женской миграции на остальных членов их семей оставшихся на родине“ (Badante in Italy – Wives and Mothers in Bulgaria: female migration impact upon left-behind relatives). Women who work as badante send money to their relatives in Bulgaria, but their absence from home counts in years and even decades, coming back for few weeks during summer holidays. The paper discusses changes in communication between emigrants and their husbands, children and grandchildren left-behind. Financial, cultural and social relations between separate families’ member are also studied. Ethnographic fieldwork has taken place during the period 2020 – 2021, including interviews with badante women and their relatives from Northern and Northwestern Bulgaria – some of the poorest and depopulated regions in the country.