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Update on Vahe

As Vahe planned, he is taking his second deal/loan with Kiva. The first one helped him buy liquefied gas, oxygen cylinders, and other supplies for his work as a welder.

All the skills and secrets of welding he learned from his father, who used to be an excellent master in welding.

Vahe is still unmarried, and he lives in Vanadzor in the Lori region. His elder brother and father now are temporarily in Russian Federation and from there, they support him and his business financially.

Vahe works on orders; if he has an order, he buys material and makes the order. He works smartly, and with good designing taste.

He asks a loan of 150,000 Armenian drams to buy a lot of iron rods, which are very important materials in his work.

Previous Loan Details

Vahe is 30 years old and lives in Vanadzor city. Vahe is unmarried and lives with his parents. His brother now lives and works in the Russian Federation and often helps his family in Vanadzor by sharing their family expenses. Vahe used to be a worker in Vanadzor's factories. Now he works as a we... More from Vahe'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
  • 160
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    Armenia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,086,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 404.9
    Armenia Drams (AMD) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Vahe to buy a lot of iron rods, which are very important materials in his welding work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014