A loan of $2,975 helped to buy seeds, plastic sheeting, and fertilizer; and to make repairs on her greenhouses that were stricken by snowfall.


Irina's story

Irina has been engaged in growing vegetables on her plot of land in the village of Novovodyanoye for 25 years. She is married and has two grown children. Income from the garden is about 90,000 hryvnia. Irina grows tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, cabbage, and peppers.

Irina plans to use the funds received from Kiva, in the amount of 24,000 hryvnia, to buy seeds, plastic sheeting, and fertilizers, and to make repairs on her greenhouses that were stricken by snowfall. This year, her daughter is getting married and the family will spend on the wedding, so now they do not have the funds for the farm. Over time, Irina hopes to put up two more greenhouses, as she still has a lot of available land.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron



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