A loan of $1,300 helped to buy potato seedling ahead of the sowing season.

Maro's story

Maro has been in the agriculture business for 20 years. In the village of Shishkert, Syuniksk region, Maro raises cattle and chickens, and grows potatoes and apples for sale. She sells the apples, potatoes, beef, milk and eggs in the cities of Kapan and Kadzharan, where there is always high demand for farmers' products. Maro provides for her family thanks to her profits from this business.

Maro is 44 years old. She is married and has 2 daughters. Maro graduated from teachers' university and, in addition to running her agriculture business, works as a school biology teacher. Her youngest daughter is also a school teacher in a rural area, while her oldest daughter is currently looking for work. Maro's husband helps her with farming. Maro has received 3 loans from Nor Horizon, and have always repaid them on time. Presently, she needs 500,000 dram to purchase seedlings of a new sort of potatoes in time for the sowing season.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Nikita Avvakumov

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