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Total loan: $2,475
Sevan, Gegharkunik Province, Armenia / Retail
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A loan helped to expand her business by adding a variety of goods (fruits and vegetables) to her shop.
Karine is 53 years old and lives in Sevan city. She is involved in the trade of fruits and vegetables, for which she rents a shop. The income of her trading business helps her to provide for the needs of her family without support from anybody. Karine is divorced and lives with her son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. All of her family members are unemployed, and that’s why Karine works hard to obtain a means of living. Karine has a high education; she is a Philologist. She worked in a glass insulation factory as a weaver for more than 8 years, but after the destruction of the Soviet Union many factories were closed and Karine became jobless. That period was the hardest in her life and it seemed like a stalemate. But she is a strong person and soon she started her own trading business. Step-by-step her business activity developed and now her trading is going well. Karine is asking Kiva for a loan of 1,000,000 Armenian Dram to expand her business by adding a variety of goods (fruits and vegetables) to her shop.