A loan of $1,500 helped to build an additional green house.


Alexander's story

Alexander used to work as a blacksmith in a factory. However, 10 years ago the factory modernized and Alexander's job was cut. He was forced to find other ways to make a living. Alexander built several greenhouses on his land and started a farm. He grows tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes in the greenhouses on his plot in Znamenka village. This year he decided to expand and to built another greenhouse. Next year he plans to install heating in the greenhouses. Alexander is married and has two daughter. His wife wokrs as a school teacher.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer



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