A loan of $525 helped buy four sheep and their feed to start a sheep breeding business.


Saidmurod's story

Saidmurod is 48 years old, and lives in the J. Rumy district. He has a large family: he is married and has five children. Saidmurod, as the head of the family, wants to provide good living conditions for the family and provide his children with an education. To do this he is planning to start an income generating business - sheep husbandry. Sheep breeding is only weakly impacted by market swings because wool is always needed by consumers. Sheep cheese is also highly valued, as it is considered very healthy since it is not fatty and has many nutrients. Additionally lamb meat is considered a choice delicacy, and many restaurants showcase their lamb dishes. The first offspring of a ewe can be sold at 8-9 months, and the lamb gains weight fairly quickly. Saidmurod has a good place for keeping and breeding sheep. He plans to buy four, and after a month of feeding them, sell them at the local market for a profit. To reach that goal, Saidmurod is asking for a loan. He hopes to use the loan to buy four sheep and their feed, and get his business started.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Hazen



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