With close to 20% of the Moldovan population working abroad in different countries life can be very difficult for many families. Galina C. is 66 years old and lives by herself in the small village of Pruteni, close to the Romanian border, while her husband works in Russia for most of the year. Remittance from her husband has helped pay for a part of their lives in the village but times have been tough, her son is pursuing his dreams of studying at the national sports school to become a football (soccer) player and she sends him whatever spare money she earns at the local market. Galina, sells brinza at the local market in order to help her son with expenses in the capitol, Chisinau. Brinza is Moldova’s national cheese, a type of sheep cheese which is eaten by every Moldovan, she has decided to start selling more of her product in the local market and at the regional center 45 min away. She would like a loan to purchase additional livestock, some sheep, to start producing more brinza.