A loan of $1,850 helped to buy plastic sheeting, seeds and fertilizers.


Alexander's story

Alexander cultivates vegetables in greenhouses. His previous loan allowed him to prepare his existing greenhouses for the season and to install a heating system. Although last year brought a good harvest, it also came with its share of difficulties. Alexander had planned to purchase some land for which he had paid an advance of money, but the transaction fell through, so his business did not particularly grow. His mother-in-law then gave him her own plot of land with a large greenhouse, which Alexander feels is sufficient for him at the moment.

Last winter, he also lost control of his car while driving in icy conditions, so he crashed into a tree. He had to sell his car. He bought another, second-hand car, which actually turned out to be better than his old one.

Alexander is now requesting a loan to buy plastic sheeting, seeds and fertilizers. At the moment, he has no specific plans for the future. He first wants to produce and sell a good harvest; then he will make plans for the development of his business.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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