A loan of $2,125 helped to heat her greenhouse and add a double layer of plastic sheeting.


Raisa's story

Raisa has decided to take out another loan since she needs to heat her greenhouse and add a double layer of plastic sheeting as additional insurance against a freeze. This way she can start selling earlier in the year for better prices.

Thanks to her previous loan which allowed her to build an additional greenhouse, Raisa now has five greenhouses.

Last summer, at the end of the season, Raisa divorced her husband. Because of this, she had to run the entire business herself. It was hard, and therefore she received less income than the previous year. But Raisa has an adult son who helps his mother on the farm. Raisa takes care of her elderly parents who live with her.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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