A loan of $650 helped buy candy and dried fruit.


Ashirkhon's story

Ashirhkon is a 57-year-old widow. She has three daughters and three sons. Her older children already have families of their own. Ashirkhon lives in Yavan with her two sons, two daughters, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. She has her own business in trade. Ashirkhon has sold candy and dried fruit for twenty-five years. Since she was a child she loved working in sales, so she chose this profession. She is taking out a loan to purchase a variety of candies and dried fruit to expand her business. Ashirkhon usually buys goods in bulk in Dushanbe, then delivers it to her home town of Yavan where she sells it retail in the central market. Ashirkhon is a nice and interesting woman. Simply chatting with her is a great time.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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