A loan of $1,375 helped to buy new sort of seeds, diesel fuel, fertilizer, etc.

Edik's story

Edik is 35 years old, he lives in the village of Uzhanis, Syunik province together with his wife, three sons and his retired parents. Edik's older sons are studying at the village's school and his youngest is 4 years old. Edik's wife is a homemaker and helps her husband on the farm as well. Edik had his farm since 1990 and raises cattle, chickens, sheep and bees. He also grows fruits, vegetables, wheat and oats on his own land and rents a pasture where he grazes his sheep and cattle. Edik sells produce as well as beef, lamb, milk eggs and honey to longtime customers in the city of Kapan. He requires a loan of 500,000 dram for the winter growing season in order to purchase new seed varieties, diesel fuel, fertilizer etc.

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