Total loan: $3,775


Kamenka-Dneprovskaya, Zaporiz'ka oblast, Ukraine / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase and install a heating system in her greenhouses.

Valentina's story

This year has been particularly trying for Valentina. She lives with her son and daughter-in-law and runs a farming business with them. They grow tomatoes and cucumbers. In the spring they decided to plant a new variety of "pink" tomatoes but because they had no experience with this type of tomatoes, the harvest came very late. In the fall, they planted cucumbers in the hope of obtaining a second harvest, but again this did not work. They only got few cucumbers and the rest of the harvest was lost due to the cold. But Valentina did not give up. To the contrary, these failures reinforced her determination to install a heating system. She is requesting a loan of 31,000 Hryvnia to buy a boiler, hoses, engine and other equipment necessary to install a heating system in her greenhouses.