A loan of $1,025 helped to buy women's pullovers.

Musalam's story

Musalam Khudoyarovna S. was born in 1959, she is a widow and has four dependents. After her husband's death she decided to start her own business to be able to feed the family. She sells children's and women's clothing. Her inventory consists of women's skirts, pants, t-shirts and dresses. Musalam buys her merchandise on the Korvon market from wholesalers. She has her vendor space on the Shokhmansur market in the city of Dushanbe. To increase her inventory assortment and to buy women's pullovers she decided to apply for a loan in the amount of 3500 somoni (USD$1,025) for a 6 months term.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk

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