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Levon is from Gyumri where he lives with his mother and brother. He has worked as a taxi driver over the last five years, using his own car. Levon's mother works at local factory, but the main income of the family comes from Levon's taxi driving activity. Currently Levon needs to renovate the car and purchase new tires for the winter. He has applied for this loan to pay for that.

Levon has been approved for a loan within the framework of a new joint initiative between Kiva and SEF international. The start-up loan program provides business start-up loans with soft conditions to informal businesses that do not have access to credit products.

The loan will greatly assist Levon as the car is damaged and needs to be renovated.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of SEF's startup pilot project to benefit borrowers working in Armenia's non-formal business sector. By providing working capital to artists, auto mechanics, bakers, furniture makers, construction workers and other informal entrepreneurs, SEF aims to help them formalize their businesses, increase their incomes, and build brighter futures.

About SEF International

SEF’s mission is to extend business development and financial services to emerging entrepreneurs in search of productive opportunities to support their families and communities and to build bright futures for children in Armenia.


About Armenia

  • $6,300
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Armenia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,776,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 404.6
    Armenia Drams (AMD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Levon to pay for renovation of the car and purchase new tires for winter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015