Manishak is involved in agriculture. She runs a farm, where she grows a large variety of vegetables (potatoes, beans, onions, carrots and garlic), barley, wheat and also grows many fruit trees. Manishak's husband helps her with daily agricultural activities. Manishak has applied for this loan to start the land cultivation. In particular she plans to purchase 750 kg of barley seeds, 1200 kg of potato seeds, fuel and 25 bags of fertilzier. The fuel and fertilizer will be uses not only for barley and potato cultivation, but also for autumn sowing, when she will cultivate the wheat.
Manishak lives with her husband and school-age daughter. Her two elder daughters are married and live apart. Manishak's elder son has left to go abroad to work and support the family, and her younger son serves in the army at present. Manishak wishes to cultivate more land and start raising cattle, too. This is important her for to have enough income, so that her son will come back and get involved in agriculture, too. Manishak greatly evaluates the role of this loan for realization of her purpose.
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