A loan of $1,000 helped a member purchase of a sheep.

Akimova Mahsuda`s Group's story

Mahsuda is 48 years old. She is married and a mother of 3 children. Her daughter is married and raising children. The sons are working in Russia. Mahsuda’s husband works as a surgeon, whose salary is about 120 dollars. At home, Mahsuda is fattening up 2 cows and breeding 13 sheep. She wants to use the loan to buy sheep for fattening and breeding.

Malikahon is 48 years old. Her husband works as an inspector at the district education department. The oldest daughters are married, youngest daughter is at home, son finished school and currently attends a university, and the youngest goes to school. The client is involved in animal husbandry, fattening and breeding cattle, and also sells dairy products. She has a dairy cow at home. The client was previously involved in agriculture, and having gotten a good income from onions she grew, she bought a pregnant cow. Now, she will purchase a cow for breeding.

Mendayim is 49 years old. She is married, and her husband is a member of an agricultural collective. She has three sons. The oldest sons work in Russia, and the youngest goes to school. Mendayim is involved in sales, specifically retail sales of food products. Previously, the client was involved in agriculture, but her neighbor suggested opening a small store near home in 1999 in order to have a supplemental income. She plans to use the loan to expand the variety of products that she sells.

Salamat is 55 years old. She is a mother of 3 children. The client has a retail outlet near her home that has a turnover of about 250 dollars. Her husband is a private driver, whose monthly salary is 100 dollars. Salamat wants to increase goods turnover, i.e. buy goods of everyday demand.

In this group: Mahsuda, Malikahon, Mendayim, Salamat

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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