A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase and resell kurut (dried dairy product).

Karima's story

Karima is a 37 years old saleswoman. She is married and lives with her husband and three sons in the city of Isfara. Her sons are 4, 7 and 8 years old. The eldest sons already go to school. Karima's husband provides a service of constructing and refurbishing houses in the villages and districts. Karima is engaged in trade. She buys in bulk dry dairy products ( kurut ) and sells at a price premium. In Tajikistan, there is such a product called "kurut." They are small and white balls that you see in the pictures. Kurut is produced by the withdrawal of moisture condensed milk mass "katyk." In order to do this, a bag with "katyk" is suspended in the shade and moisture flows through the tissue within a few days. That is how the nutritious dense mass is developed. Then salt is added, and then from this the mass is hands rolled into balls with a diameter of 1-5 cm. These balls are dried in the sun for several days, sometimes brought to the steadfast state. They are used as crackers or soaked and used as a soup.

Karima works with retail. She purchases dairy products and resells them at a higher price. She has worked with this activity for a period of four years. Karima needs a loan to continue her retail business. For the loan amount, she would like to purchase dairy products for resale. She plans to expand her retail business in the future.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Audhild A.

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