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Total loan: $425


Temurmalik, Khatlon Province, Tajikistan / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy calves and bulls for starting a new livestock breeding business.

Orostamo's story

Orostamo is a 50-year-old resident of Temurmalik District. She is married and a mother. Orostamo's husband and son work in Russia. They left to work abroad because of the lack of jobs in their homeland.

Orostamo raises livestock in Temurmalik. She has three animals. Orostamo has kept livestock on her farm for many years. Over time she has gained skills and experience in animal husbandry, so she would like to apply that knowledge to a business. She will start a business of buying and selling cattle. Orostamo will buy animals at the market, fatten them, and then sell them for a profit.

In order to start this business, she must have the funds to buy the animals. For this reason, she decided to take out a loan so that she can begin this business.