A loan of $1,850 helped to buy fertilizers, seeds, plastic film, coal, firewood, and new hoses for the drip irrigation system, as well as perform small repairs in her greenhouses.


Valentina's story

Valentina has been a greenhouse farmer for the past 21 years. She owns 1.5 hectares of land where she grows tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and onions. Valentina begins by growing seedlings in greenhouses and then, having prepared the soil, transplants them into the open air. Valentina needs a sum of 15,000 hryvnia to buy fertilizers, plastic film, seeds, coal and firewood, as well as perform small repairs in her greenhouses and purchase new hoses for the drip irrigation system.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Nikita Avvakumov



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