A loan of $1,700 helped to buy and resell materials and women's clothing.


Mirali's story

Mirali is 63 years old. He is married and has six sons and four daughters. He lives with his big family in the Bohtar region in the southwestern part of Tajikistan. At this time his sons went to work in Russia. One son provides services on a motor-roller. Mirali works in the "dehkan" collective farm with his wife. A dehkan collective farm is a small individual or private collective farm where a small number of people work and where cotton, wheat and vegetables are mainly grown which take up 60% of arable land in Tajikistan. Mirali is also an organizer of weddings in his village. Right now Mirali plans to start a business in the field of sales where he has a working experience. He already rented out one store in the center of Bohtar and now he needs to buy merchandise. He wants to start buying and reselling materials and women's clothing. He has come for a loan with this purpose. He plans to use the loan to buy materials and women's clothing.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk



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