A loan of $2,725 helped to buy an additional cow and to increase garlic production.

Bagrat's story

Bagrat is 53 years old and lives in the Geghamavan village in the Gegharkunik area together with his wife and two sons. The oldest son works as a manager at the "Gyumri" brewery, and the youngest attends a secondary school. His wife does not work and helps Bagrat with production and sales of agricultural products. After finishing college, Bagrat continued his education at the Yerevan institute of national economy. Once he achieved the qualification of an economist, Bagrat spent nine years working at the Gagarin bird factory. He has been involved in commercial business in various Russian cities since 1992. Bagrat has been primarily involved in agriculture for the past ten years. He is raising two cows and two calves at his farm and also grows potatoes and garlic. He takes obtained dairy products and vegetables to Yerevan markets twice per week. Bagrat intends to purchase an additional cow and expand his garlic production, for which he needs to obtain a loan in the sum of 1,000,000 dram.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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