A loan of $550 helped to purchase watermelon seeds, mineral fertilizer, and fuel, and to pay for the services of a tractor driver.


Shohsanam's story

Shohsanam is a 29-year-old widow with 1 child. She and her child live in her parents' home in Qubadiyon, which is located in the southern part of Tajikistan. For the last 5 years, Shohsanam has been growing crops. She rents a plot of land where she grows various types of melons. As it is now planting season, she is seeking a loan to purchase watermelon seeds, mineral fertilizers, and fuel, as well as to pay for the services of a tractor driver. She plans to use the income generated by this loan to carry out home repairs and to improve her living conditions.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Tracey Orr



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