A loan of $2,325 helped set up a new livestock-raising business and buy some bull calves.

Shuhrat's story

Shurat is new to the livestock-raising business. He is a 33-year-old resident of a village in the Qubadiyon region of Tajikistan. He would like to start his own business, but lacks the capital to do so; being a successful livestock farmer takes not only a lot of time, but money as well. For instance, any cattle of good stock cost upwards of $1000 USD. All the same, Shurat is not seeking to borrow a whole lot of money. He doesn't like to take risks, and would much rather start small than risk everything at the outset. He plans on taking out a loan to buy only a couple of cows for starters. After he determines when they've been fattened enough and are ready to sell, he'll sell the cows at a local market for more than he paid for and make a tidy profit. He hopes to earn an honest wage by dealing in cattle, and grow his business over time. First and foremost, he needs to get his business up and running, and hopes you'll help him by contributing to his loan!

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Ian Hamel

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