A. Abdumanon is 41 years old. He is married with three children. Abdumanon has been processing and selling dried apricots at the local market for 12 years. His wife is a housekeeper. He has a higher education and works at a hydro-metallurgical factory in Isfara town.
The wages that earns from his job are not enough for his family's consumption, so, on weekends, he sells dried apricots at the local market. This business allows him to earn enough money to care for his children and provide them with an education. In addition, as is customary, every year during the Kurban festival, he sacrifices a sheep and divides it among the poor.
His wife and his children help him with processing the dried apricots at his house. Today, because of the season, he wants to expand his business and purchase more dried apricots. He is asking for a loan of 3000 Somoni ($900 USD) for a term of 9 months. He wants to buy more dried apricots in order to process them, and to sell during market times. Be an important part of the growth of Abdumanon’s business.
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