A loan of $650 helped to buy watermelon seeds and plastic.

Jura's story

Jura is 73 years old, married and has 2 children. He and his family lives in the Shahrituz region in the southwest of Tajikistan. His wife works on a farm. Farms are comprised of a small, individual effort, or are part of a collective where several people work growing cotton, wheat or vegetables--this accounts for 60% of irrigated land in Tajikistan. Jura also works in agriculture and has for 18 years. Now he is asking for a loan to buy watermelon seeds and plastic. With the profits from the harvest, Jura plans to buy an additional hectare of irrigated land to expand his farming activities.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Blake Griffin

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