A loan of $1,825 helped a member purchase of new merchandise.

Dilbarhon Melibaeva`s Group's story

Dilbarhon is 47 years old. She is a widow and has two children: a son and a daughter. Her son works in Russia, and the daughter lives with her husband. Dilbarhon is actively involved in retail sales of everyday-use goods at a small retail store near her home. She started this business two years ago. She is requesting the loan for the purchase of new merchandise for the store. This will help Dilbarhon increase her income because this is the only store of this type in the area.

Madinahon is 26 years old. She lives together with her parents and brothers. The whole family is involved in farming. They currently spend a lot of time preparing for the spring sowing. This year, they plan to plant potatoes. The loan will be used for the purchase of seeds.

Hurtojihon is 51 years old. She is a widow. Her son is in Russia for work. She is involved in breeding and feeding domestic livestock. Hurtojihon is requesting the loan for the purchase of a dairy cow, which will allow her to produce milk and dairy products.

Nigora is 39 years old. She has three children. The oldest daughter works as a cook, and the other two go to school. Nigora’s husband works as a taxi driver. She is involved in sales of vegetables and grains at the Aravan market. She primarily sells onions, potatoes and pomace. Nigora is requesting the loan in order to increase the stock of vegetables.

Uchkunbek is 22 years old. He lives together with his parents and younger brother. He is involved in bird husbandry and beekeeping. The whole family participates in this business. The loan will be used for the purchase of 1 cow.

In this group: Dilbarhon, Madinahon, Hurtojihon, Nigora, Uchkunbek

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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