A loan of $650 helped to buy medicine to treat an illness.

Okkiz's story

Okkiz is someone who has been through a lot in her life. She is a widow and has two children. Her husband died young from an illness. She and her husband both worked on a collective farm. After his death she started an independent business, She rented a hectare of land and began to farm. She mainly grows vegetables and sells her abundant harvest at the local market. She has been operating this business for more than ten years. Okkiz is very experienced; she works hard in the field in both winter and summer. Then she fell ill from working too hard. She needs to keep working, because she is the family’s only breadwinner. She has to treat her illness right away. She is asking for a loan in the amount of 3000 somoni for medicine. She is counting on your generosity.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Peter and Lynne Weil

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