A loan of $1,000 helped buy plastic sheeting using 3,500 hryvnas, seeds for 3,000 hryvnas and also buy gas at 1,500 hryvnas to keep warmth in greenhouses during the cold winter.

Vasiliy's story

Vasiliy is from the village of Vodyanoe. He lives there with his wife and two adult children. Vasiliy grows early vegetables, tomatoes and radishes. He has a large plot of land which holds three large greenhouses and two hothouses for transplanting. Vasiliy has been growing vegetables for 25 years. He invested 65,000 hryvna in his business. Every year the expenses on seeds and plastic film are 30,000 hryvna.

Vasiliy plans to invest the 8,000 hryvna loan from Kiva to purchase polyethylene film using 3,500 hryvna, seeds for 3,000 hryvna and he also plans to buy gas at 1,500 hryvna to keep warmth during the cold winter in each of their greenhouses. Vasiliy gladly channels the financial means towards development of his business. He seeks to develop further and has a promising potential for this.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk

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