By means of example set by one village the contribution attracts attention to difficulties caused by transformation and post-transformation processes in Slovakia over the past 20 years to a small terminal village. There is an opinion that nowadays most problems from which rural communities suffer have concentrated in this type of villages with a low number of inhabitants and a disadvantageous location at the end of railway or bus routes and in relation to urbanized centres. The continual outflow of inhabitants causes depopulation; these communities have a negative migratory rate and a constant decrease of the natural growth of inhabitants. The grave situation manifests itself mainly in demographic data since young people abandon the village. The research study deals with various developmental activities and their influence on the improvement of conditions for the development of a small rural settlement and for enhancing its attractiveness for the young generation and other population.