A loan of $650 helped to buy sim cards and phone chargers to start a new business.

Shabnam's story

Difficult living conditions force a person to use all of their strength and to use existing resources. Shabnam has a very difficult fate as her husband abandoned her and their 2 children. Shabnam is divorced and raises the children alone. She has a very hard time coping with family expenditures. She decided to start her own business. With this goal she turned to the course "Get Ahead" organized by the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan and earned a certificate. Now she can start her own business and become successful in this sphere. She would like to start a business buying and selling sim cards, phone chargers, etc. She plans to use her income to provide her children with a good education and with high-calorie foods. She is asking for a loan of 3000 somoni for the purchase of products to start her business. She is waiting for your kindness.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sabina Holzman

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