A loan of $650 helped to purchase raw ingredients and cookware for her food stall.


Zaynurbi's story

Zaynurbi lives in the city of Kulob. She is 50 years old, widowed, and has four children. Her son works in the city of Dushanbe, while Zaynurbi works at a market in Kulob. She prepares and sells small pies, sandwiches and coffee. Additionally, she cooks traditional dishes at home and brings them to the market. Zaynurbi has been doing this for the past 12 years, earning an income and raising her children alone. She is requesting this loan to purchase ingredients for her food, as well as necessary cookware and dishes.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Nikita Avvakumov



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