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Muhabbat's story

Muhabbat M. is a 49-year-old woman, who is married and has four children. For ten years, Muhabbat has sold blankets, bedding, towels and tablecloths at the Spitamen district clothing market. Since 2003, she has been one of MicroInvest's vital customers. Once a month, Muhabbat goes to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on a buying trip. Her husband works in construction, and he and their eldest son recently returned from Russia. Muhabbat and her family dream of opening their own shop in the center of the district.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Joyce .

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