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Valentin N. is a cutter and his wife is a tailor. Valentin is 65 years old and for 30 years he had worked as a cutter in a tailor factory in Blagoevgrad. There he met his wife.

In 1990 the factory was closed and both Valentine and his wife became unemployed. Then they decided to set their own tailor atelier.

They borrowed some money from friends and used them to buy an old swing machine and an iron press. Now 16 years later their two sons help them in this little business. He still cuts, she still sews and their sons do the delivery.

Now Valentin needs a new model iron press and some sewing materials and applies for this $ 1 200 loan

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  • $14,400
    Average annual income
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  • $375,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Valentin to buy a new model iron press and some sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2006
Nov 12, 2006
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 12, 2008