A loan of $2,000 helped to buy an Opel vehicle and start a taxi service.


Rustam's story

Rustam lives in the Rudaki region of Tajikistan. He is 43 years old, married, and has seven children. His son has left to find employment abroad, while his wife works as a nurse in the regional clinic. Rustam has vocational secondary education as a professional driver. He also cultivates crops, and plans to continue farming as he begins working as a taxi driver.

Rustam is taking this loan to purchase a vehicle in order to start his own taxi business and improve his family's financial situation. He would like to offer transport services along the Rudaki-Dushanbe route.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Nikita Avvakumov



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