A loan of $2,950 helped to purchase an Opel Karavan model car for private taxi service.

Hakim's story

Hakim is 51 and lives in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. He has a loving wife and three caring daughters. His wife is a homemaker and does not work. As head of the household, Hakim provides for his family and has worked many different jobs over the years so that his family would not lack for anything. Now his daughters are grown up and ready to get married. He should already be saving up for their weddings. Hakim went to a vocational high school and has driving experience. He would like to start driving a taxi on city routes, as taxi services are very popular in the capital. He plans to work from 8 AM to 8 PM in order to make 9 complete trips per day. Hakim has asked for a loan to buy an Opel Karavan model car and begin working. The loan is helping him to start his own business and and to earn a good income, which will help his daughters to find worthy husbands. Hakim hopes for your support.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Laura Hendrickson

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