A loan of $4,550 helps to build a small lake to grow fish.


Pavlina's story

Pavlina is a 61-year-old woman from Buda village in the Calarasi region of Moldova. She is a widow from a very young age, but she did not remarry, wanting to dedicate all her time to raising her children. Her children are now older and married and have their own families. Pavlina and her family planted an orchard of plums and walnuts. Now, near the orchard, she wants to build a small lake to grow fish and spend time in nature with the whole family.

The construction of the lake requires an investment that Pavlina does not have. Her children help her but the amount is too big to start the work. Not having the necessary amount of money, Pavlina applied for a Kiva loan. As a result, she will build the lake and spend time and old age in peace, in nature.


This loan is special because:

It enables those living in rural areas to grow their businesses at a lower interest rate.

Kendra Thorogood, Kiva staff

Kendra Thorogood
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.