Zayrakan K. is 54 and has eight children; seven are grown and live on their own, and the youngest son studies at school. Her husband Jamanak worked at the local school for 37 years as a teacher of mathematics and now is on pension.
More than 20 years ago, in order to find a means of subsistence for their large family, Zayrakan with her husband decided to engage in livestock breeding, with the initial sum of 16,000 Kyrgyz Soms. With the revenue, they were able to give a good education to all of their children. In spite of all expenses of the large family, they managed to expand their herd of cattle and today Zayrakan’s farm has four milch cows, thirty sheep, ten goats and two horses.
Zayrakan wants to use this loan of 100,000 KGS to buy more cattle. With the revenue from this loan, Zayrakan plans to reconstruct a barn for her cattle to provide good conditions of cattle maintenance.
Bai-Tushum and Partners uses Kiva funding to target the especially vulnerable population. Bai-Tushum and Partners is one of the leading Microfinance Institutions in Kyrgyzstan. As a reliable financial partner, Bai-Tushum contributes to the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic through the delivery of microfinance services in rural and urban areas that lead to increased employment and meet the interests of its clients and investors.
About Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
Bai Tushum Bank CJSC is a microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan offering clients a range of products including loans for business development, trade, production, leasing, mortgage, consumption and more. Its portfolio is mostly comprised of group loans that cater to the broadest population of clients. Kiva lenders’ funds help the bank expand its services in remote areas to impact even more vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan.