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An artisan from Slobozia Mare made her business out of her passion for knitting and crocheting

Ina Minciună is an artisan from the village of Slobozia Mare, Cahul district, who managed to establish a business, from her passion for knitting and crocheting. She opened a workshop, where she knits woolen clothes and weaves rugs from natural sheep felt.

Ina Minciună exposes her articles on social networks. The buyers also come from there. In the same way, the artisan participates in various events organized in the country, fairs, and exhibitions.

“The idea of ​​trying to get support from development partners came to me in 2019, when I became a craftswoman. Thus, I participated in various projects and so, step by step, I started to develop my business and my professional activity. Thanks to support from the European Union, I purchased garden furniture. In addition to my handicraft activity, we also provide tourism services,” says Ina Minciună.

Ina Minciună is a member of the VIA Cahul tourism cluster, financially supported by the “EU4Moldova: Focal Regions” programme, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF. 

Thanks to the “EU4Moldova: Focal Regions” programme, Ina Minciună benefited from a financial support of 2500 euros, with which she furnished her rural house. Several swings, benches, patio furniture, a pergola, and deck chairs were purchased.

“Being a hard-working family with many ideas, we are diversified in three activities. I am in the craft business and my husband is a winemaker. Our mother owns a gastronomic workshop,” notes Ina Minciună.

The woman and her family provide tourism services for local and foreign guests.

“We are happy for the fact that we are appreciated for developing business at home,” concludes Ina Minciună.