Gairat is the loving father of four children. His wife works as a teacher in high school. But the salary is very small for teachers. So for almost 13 years Gairat has had his own business raising livestock. He buys cattle, fattens them and then sells them. He started his business with a small amount of money. He was also able to use money he made to expanded his business. He wants to borrow money to buy more hay for the winter season. This way he won't have to sell his cattle for less during winter season. Unfortunately Gairat was gone to the market to buy food when we came to take a picture. So we took a picture of his father and his wife who help him in his business.
About IMON International
IMON International (IMON) is a micro-deposit organization in Tajikistan that provides entrepreneurs with access to high quality financial products and services, including business loans, agriculture loans, consumer loans and micro-leases. Aiming to alleviate poverty, the organization helps unbanked individuals establish businesses in different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture and service. Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and traders in Tajikistan.