A loan of $2,950 helped to buy two cows, and calf, and cattle feed.

Sobir's story

Sobir is 49 and married. He lives in the city of Khundjand, in the Spitamen district of Tajikistan. He lives with his wife and children. They have three children: two daughters and one son. Sobir's wife is a homemaker. Sobir himself is a farmer; he has been involved in farming since he was a young boy. He has a lot of experience; when he was young, he used to help his parents plant crops. Sobir is requesting a loan to buy cattle in order to start his own business. He plans to buy two cows, a calf, and feed. He is going to keep them for two months, and then sell them at the district's livestock market, which is located nearby. Both his wife and oldest daughter are going to help him operate the new business.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Peter and Lynne Weil

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