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Update on Vazgen

Vazgen is still engaged in selling vegetables. His parents are very old and pensioners, which is why he has had to work hard to sustain his family.

For over twenty years Vazgen has plied his trade in Ijevan Central Market. His profits have enabled him to buy furniture for his home and a car. At first he was selling only cucumbers and potatoes. Then he expanded to various other kinds of vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, peppers, eggplant, green beans, etc. He sells from the back of his car.

Now Vazgen is applying for a 650,000 AMD loan from Kiva lenders through Nor Horizon to start selling fruit. He expects more in profits from this deal. He will use the anticipated income on his house, which has not seen any repairs in more than 25 years.

Previous Loan Details

Vazgen was born in 1976. He lives with his pensioner parents and his wife in Ijevan city. Vazgen’s wife works at the Ijevan kindergarten as a teacher. Since 1995 Vazgen has been engaged in a vegetables trade business. He buys vegetables from the nearest villages and resells them in the Ijevan... More from Vazgen's previous loan »

Additional Information

About “Nor Horizon”

“Nor Horizon” UCO LLC is committed to promoting poverty alleviation in Armenia by providing high-quality financial and other business development services to enterprising individuals in under-served rural and urban markets who have a strong will to establish and develop their own small-scale businesses. Originally created as the Armenian micro credit program of Oxfam (Great Britain) in late 1995, “Nor Horizon” LLC has been licensed under supervision of the Central Bank of Armenia since early 2006.

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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Armenia

  • $6,300
    Average annual income
  • 161
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    Armenia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,086,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 418.1
    Armenia Drams (AMD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,575 helped Vazgen to buy large amounts of fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014