The International Fund for Agricultural Development
Young women and men in rural areas of the Republic of Moldova are making good use of advantageous credit lines and other benefits offered by an IFADsupported project. Nineteen-year-old Anastasia Gilca is one of more than 700 women who have taken out a loan. She now runs her own profitable 3-hectare blackberry plantation. Following advice from her mother, Gilca started her business two years ago. When she heard about the youth entrepreneurship scheme run by the Rural Financial Services and Agribusiness Development Project, she signed up for training in business development, financial management and accounting.