Svetlana M. lives with her husband and three children in Vaghatin village in the Syunik region. Svetlana works as a nurse at the local Medical Center. The main income for her family comes from beekeeping and agriculture. It has been only recently that Svetlana had taken her loan from SEF to purchase more beehives. Her aim was to diversify her sources of revenue to have sufficient income during both good and bad seasons. Her beekeeping business was so successful that the additional income allowed Svetlana to pay off her loan before its due time. Now Svetlana has applied for her next loan to invest further in her agriculture business. She will use the loan to purchase wheat seeds, fertilizer and diesel.
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