A loan of $2,100 helped to make repairs to his van and home which will allow him to continue his business and improve his circumstances.

Otajon's story

Otajon is a 57-year-old driver that lives in Istaravshan in the north of Tajikistan. He is married with children. His oldest son has his own family and lives separately. Otajon now lives with his wife, younger son and his mother.

For 15 years he has worked and provided for his family as a driver. He uses his own van to carry passengers along aa route through the city eight times a day. Otajon is, by character, humble, hardworking and a good person. He also works with livestock.

At the moment, Otajon must makes repairs to his van to fix issues that have hindered his business. With this goal, he is taking out a loan. A portion of the loan will go to the van repairs and the rest will be used to make home repairs to improve his living conditions.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Blake Griffin

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