A loan of $2,950 helped to build a new greenhouse.


Yelena's story

Yelena works in agriculture, growing vegetables on her land in the village of Velikaya Znamenka. She has had this business for 17 years. Yelena lives with her husband in their own home. The income from the garden is consistent and stable. Yelena plans to invest 24,000 grivens into expanding her efforts and building a new greenhouse out of polycarbonate in order to plant a large number of tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes which will increase her profits. She wants to expand and next year she hopes to install heating in one of her greenhouses.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Blake Griffin



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