Total loan: $875


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Tavush region, Tavush Province, Armenia / Food

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A loan helped to enlarge his stall’s assortment of vegetables and fruits.

Seryozha's story

Seryozha lives in the frontier village Azatamut of the Tavush region. Now he lives with his wife, since their two children are already married and they both live separately. Seryozha worked at his city combine as a worker for many years, but since 1994 he has run a fruit and vegetable trading business. Seryozha mentions that life in his village is far from being easy, since all the frontier villages of this region have many problems, but still emigration and unemployment dominate among all the others. No matter how hard it is to leave their native villages, people look for better living conditions, which they find abroad, far from their motherland. The state in every way tries to assist people living here by defining fewer taxes on their business, and supporting them in establishing farms and developing agricultural activities. In this manner they encourage all the people, especially the young people, not to leave their villages. Seryozha feels happy that he has a chance to have a deal with Kiva with such comfortable credit terms for him. His business he has is managing at the city wholesale market selling tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, greens, onions, apples, plums, figs, pears, and peaches. He asks a loan of 350,000 Armenian drams to enlarge his stall’s assortment of new vegetables and fruits. He thanks everyone beforehand and wishes all the best to Kiva and to lenders who do not even know how great, important, and humanitarian their mission is.