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A loan of $650 helped to buy cattle.


Bahromali's story

Bahromali is a 55 year old man. He is married and has children and grandchildren. He works as a guard at a workshop. Most of the work he does is raising livestock, at home. Bahromali takes animal husbandry seriously. Every 4-5 months he takes animals to the market to sell at a good price, and at the same time buys a pair of lambs or a calf to raise. He also shears sheep and sells their wool. His wife spins the wool into thread, which allows him to sell it at a higher price. In these ways he tries to keep the business in a good financial position.

Now he is planning to buy more lambs in order to sell them around the holidays for a high price. He will use the income earned to save for old age and for his grandchildren. He very much hopes that Arvand will aid him in fulfilling his plans.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Hazen



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