A loan of $2,225 helped to buy cows for new business.


Fotima's story

Fotima is 47 years old. She is a very kind and hardworking woman. In her neighborhood everyone respects her and knows her as an honest woman. This wonderful woman has a very difficult fate, her caring and beloved husband died and she was left a widow with 2 children. She had a very hard time after her husband's death providing for her children, she did not have enough money for everything. The children grew up, she has daughters in law and grandchildren, but she still has to support the family mostly alone, because her sons earn little. She has a lot of experience raising livestock and she plans to start her own livestock business. With this goal she took a course "Get Ahead" organized by the Businesswomen's Association and earned a certificate. Now she can start her own business and become successful in this sphere. Her daughters in law will help her to run the business. She will sell milk and other processed dairy products such as kefir and sour cream. She plans to use the earnings to provide her family with good living conditions. She is asking for a loan of 10,500 somoni to buy cows to start her business. She awaits your kindness.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sabina Holzman



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