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Update on Armen

Armen is still engaged in furniture production in his basement that has been converted into a workshop. He rents a small furniture shop in his town, where he sells furniture that he produced.

This is Armen’s second loan from Nor Horizon and second deal with Kiva. The previous one helped him to enlarge his furniture production and to add to the number of furniture assortments. He started to produce sofas and armchairs in his workshop. It was new for him, but he overcame all the difficulties and during six months became able to produce high quality upholstered furniture. He has a lot of clients and orders from them because they prefer to buy Armen’s handmade furniture.

Armen asks from Kiva a loan to buy a lot of raw materials for producing upholstered furniture and kitchen furniture. He hopes to make all his orders on time with Kiva lenders' support.

Previous Loan Details

Armen finished middle school in Kadjaran, the city of his birth. He's married and has three children. Armen's wife takes care of their household and his elder daughter attends school, while his two younger children go to daycare. Armen's retired mother lives with them. Three years ago, Armen co... More from Armen'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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About Armenia

  • $6,300
    Average annual income
  • 143
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    Armenia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,809,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 417.2
    Armenia Drams (AMD) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,650 helped Armen to buy a lot of raw materials for producing upholstered furniture and kitchen furniture.
86% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2013
May 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: