A loan of $3,000 helped to buy a car in order to start a business offering taxi services.

Ilhom's story

Ilhom is 36 years old. He is a resident of the Varzob region, where one enters the Varzob Gorge, known for its resorts. Ilhom is married and has two daughters and two sons. His wife is a seamstress and the children are in school. Ilhom has a higher education. He spent seven years working as a teacher in a high school.

Now, he wants to start his own business which would bring him a daily income. He decided to get involved in offering taxi services. He has a driver's license and driving experience. Ilhom has accumulated savings of 5,000 somoni (TJS). He still needs a loan of US $3,000 to buy a car and start the business.

Ilhom plans to work along the route lines of the city of Dushanbe, which is located 25km from his residence. He will work in the capital since taxi services are always in demand there.

Thanks to the loan, Ilhom will receive a daily income from the new business and his financial situation will improve.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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