A loan helped to install new plastic windows to keep her house warm.


Svetlana's story

Svetlana works in a clothing factory originally founded by an Italian national. She has been working for a long time and does not make a lot of money, but she has enough, in general, to meet her daily needs. Svetlana has long been thinking about changing the windows of her house, but she never had the means to do it for lack of sufficient funds. The house in which she lives with her ​​husband and two children is a good-quality house, made of bricks. It is in very good condition, whitewashed and meticulously kept. Old-fashioned windows are the only problem: they let the cold air in during the winter, and heat is lost. As a consequence, Svetlana has to spend more than necessary on energy and gas bills in order to keep the house warm. In order to spend less on gas, which the family uses to heat the house in the fall and winter, they have decided to change all the windows in the house, and for this, they need 8,000 hryvnia.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan.



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