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Total loan: $875


Ungheni, Ungheni, Moldova / Housing

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A loan helped to purchase a refrigerator to ensure healthy food for the family.

Ecaterina's story

Ecaterina is 35 years old and an active and responsible woman from the village of Graseni, in the Ungheni region of Moldova. She is married and has a very cute daughter who is only one year old.

Ecaterina at the moment is on childcare leave. She has worked as a saleswoman at a grocery store. Being a housewife, she started to knit socks for children. Ecaterina is happy that she managed to make her hobby into a source of income. Her husband supports her a lot in this area. The villagers knows Ecaterina as a very hardworking person and a lovely mother.

She and her family live in the house of the in-laws. From her own money, she made repairs to the two rooms in which she lives. Recently, the refrigerator has broken down. It is a very important home appliance for Ecaterina to keep food for her family.

Now, Ecaterina is asking for a loan from Kiva to buy a new refrigerator. As a result, she will be able to ensure healthy food for her family and improve the living conditions.