A loan of $1,875 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizer and plastic foil.

Alexander's story

Alexander, his wife and their two adult children live in the village of Blagoveschenka. Alexander has been farming for 20 years, he grows early vegetables for the city markets. He owns a large plot of land where he has three greenhouses, as well as a small greenhouse for seedlings. He has invested 40,000 griven into his farm and he spends 21,000 griven yearly for seeds and plastic foil.

Alexander is planning to use the 15,000 griven KIVA loan to get ready for the farming season: he will be able to buy plastic foil for 7,000 griven, seeds for 5,000 griven and manure for fertilizing for 3,000 griven. Alexander is planning to develop his business in the future since he needs more profits in order to repair his newly purchased house.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer

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