A loan of $1,750 helped heat her greenhouses.


Alina's story

Alina is married and has two children. Alina is a farmer in Vodyanoye village. She grows early tomatoes. Alina has six large greenhouses, where every year she plants 7000 tall tomatoes. She has been working in agriculture for eight years. She has invested about 150,000 hryvnia in her harm. Each year, the cost of seeds and plastic sheeting is 55,000 hryvnia.

Alina needs a Kiva loan of 14,000 hryvnia in order to heat the greenhouses. Alina is a very cautious farmer, and she is trying to provide everything necessary to protect her future crop from the cold, including using a second layer of polyethylene film and heating the greenhouse. Improving the conditions in the greenhouse will allow Alina to grow a greater quantity of vegetables and make greater profits.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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