Maruf was born in 1981, is married, and has 3 children. For 12 years, he has raised cattle at his home and his children help with their care and feeding. Maruf likes this business because it is his main source of income. In their village, almost everyone earns their living by fattening cattle.
He is taking out his first loan for the purchase of cattle. Now is a good time for him to buy: soon there will be a lot of grass in the mountains and they'll have more than enough feed.
Маъруф 1981 года рождения, он женат, у него 3 детей. Дома разводит скот в течении 12 лет, дети помогают по уходу за скотом. Маъруфу нравиться заниматься этим делом, потому что это основной его доход. В их кишлаке почти все занимаются откормом скота. Он получает первый кредит у нас для покупки скота, сейчас ему выгодно покупать, потому что в горах появятся много травы и будет чем кормить скот.
About MDO Arvand
MDO Arvand is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Tajikistan, offering small loans to entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. This makes an enormous difference in a country, which is not only the poorest in Central Asia, but also home to a population where two-thirds live below the poverty line. Today, Tajikistan's economy literally depends on remittances being sent from family members working abroad in Russia because there are so few local job opportunities.