A loan of $4,875 helped to purchase heating tubes, plastic covers and seeds for his greenhouses.

Igor's story

For many years already, Igor has been in the business of growing determinant tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as growing seedlings for sale. At first, Igor and his friends rented a car and transported their products to Russia. With the earned money, he bought land and built greenhouses. Now he doesn't have to travel as far, as customers come to meet him at his house. He has loyal customers. Over the last few years, Igor has gained a lot of experience. His crops are of an especially high quality and he takes pride in them.

However, this year, Igor has been unlucky. In Autumn of last year, he installed heating in all of his greenhouses. He made a big investment in this. In the Spring, when everything has been planted, it became apparent that he had bought poor-quality tubing. As a result, the first four clusters of tomatoes had been lost, and with them, his main source of profit. This is why Igor is for the first time applying for a loan. With the received loan, he plans to buy new tubes from a reputable manufacturer as well as buy a plastic cover and seeds. "I am grateful for the opportunity to receive assistance for my business." Igor hopes to fix the heating system and receive a wonderful harvest this season.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Hilary Hemmings

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