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Total loan: $1,600
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Bunafsha

Tajikistan
Asht, Tajikistan / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $1,600 helped to buy food for her shop.


Bunafsha's story

Bunafsha is a 33-year-old woman. She is married and has 3 children. Her husband is a migrant worker in the Russian Federation, and she has been working in food sales for the past 2 years. The money that her husband sends home is not sufficient to provide for the family, so Bunafsha tries to make it through the hard times on her own. She travels to the city to stock up on inventory herself, and her eldest son helps her out with the business even though he is only 12 years old. Her dream is for her children to grow up without wanting for anything. This year she wants to use her savings to carry out major renovations to her apartment, but the money she has put by will not be enough to cover such expenses, which is why she wants to increase her turnover and expand her business. Bunafsha will use the loan she receives from Arvand to purchase a wide variety of groceries to sell. She hopes to save up enough money so that in 6 months' time she can begin renovating her apartment.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Tracey Orr



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: February 14, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: MDO Arvand, LLC

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: February 14, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: MDO Arvand, LLC