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Update on Vladimir

Vladimir is continuing with his shoe production and trading business. His business is going well and after Kiva loans he enlarged his production. He confessed that he is not a superstitious person, but after Kiva lenders helped, his income was increased.

One of his sons has left Armenia for Russia to work abroad. The other of his twin sons helps Vladimir to sell shoes, which they produce in their house. He sells shoes in his rented stall in Yerevan’s clothes market.

Vladimir has a large number of orders for women's shoes and for this he needs a loan of 1,100,000 Armenian dram (AMD) to buy colored leather and other raw materials to produce his summer season women shoes collection. He hopes to make the order in time with Kiva lenders' help. This loan will help Vladimir to earn a good profit.

Previous Loan Details

Vladimir S. was born in 1963. He lives in Yerevan with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchild. From 1984 till 2003 Vladimir worked in Armenian International Airports as an operator. Vladimir's parents have lived in Kazakhstan and invited him and his family to live there, but Vlad... More from Vladimir'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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
  • 125
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    Armenia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,783,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 411.4
    Armenia Drams (AMD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,675 helped Vladimir to buy colored leather and other raw materials for his shoe production and trading.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014