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A loan of $2,450 helped to repair his small clothing shop in Kapan.

Tomik's story

Tomik is a 56-year-old miner. He has worked in the Kapan ore processing plant for many years. He completed the Kapan technical school with a specialty in mining. Tomik lives with his wife in Kapan while his daughter and son live and work in Yerevan. They help their parents in Kapan.

Tomik's profession is very dangerous and harmful to human health. Although he has always loved his trade and happily worked as a miner despite the difficulties, Tomik is no longer so young and he decided to start working in another field. He and his wife have opened their own shop in Kapan. Tomik's wife purchases clothing at the wholesale markets in Yerevan and brings them to Kapan to resell. According to Tomik, it is more advantageous to work in sales than in mining in Armenia. Hence, he is satisfied with his new trade.

Tomik needs a loan of 1,000,000 Armenian dram in order to renovate his small clothing shop in Kapan. He is hoping for help from Kiva.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Carrie Morgan

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