A loan of $650 helped to buy a calf to increase the size of his herd.

Mahmadsafar's story

Mahmadsafar lives with his family in the town of Dangara. Dangara is the type of town where, if you go there, every resident would be happy to see you and every one of them would be grateful to have you as a guest in their house. The residents of Dangara, as well as all of the other cities and districts of Tajikistan, are such friendly and hospitable people that no other country can compare. Mahmadsafar is just as friendly and courteous as his fellow countrymen.

Mahmadsafar has lived in Dangara for a very long time and even found his wife there. Now he is a father of six children. He is 40 years old. He has worked for 18 years as a driver. He has a secondary technical education. He and his wife work as collective farm workers on Rahmonjon's parcel of land. Simultaneously, he practices animal husbandry. He raises cattle at his home. Mahmadsafar is taking out a loan to increase the size of his herd, as he only as has one calf at his home.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Hilary Hemmings

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