A loan of $2,725 helped to buy equipment for his business.

Alexander's story

Alexander works as a blacksmith. He rents premises of 150 square meters to use as his work space on the territory of a now-defunct factory. He has been working in this business for 9 years. He makes gates, railings, grilles for windows, and he also produces some artistic items. Alexander has approached Kiva for a loan of 22,000 Ukrainian Hryvnya to purchase some equipment for business so he can expand it. He is a man of diverse interests: he is not only a remarkable blacksmith, but a good family man who loves active holidays. He enjoys biking to the mountains and he maps out bike routes that are several days in duration for him and his family to ride together.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Tracey Orr

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