Bubush R. is a 58-year-old farmer from Kurbu village. She was born in a large family of farmers. After graduating from industrial college, she took a job as a shop assistant at the local market. When Bubush was 18, she got married and soon became the mother of six children. At present, Bubush is retired. In order to have a source of income in addition to her pension, she breeds livestock and cultivates wheat and perennial herbs.
A persistent person, Bubush works hard to enlarge her business and achieve success. Today she has one dairy cow, twenty sheep, one horse, and one bull calf. Her monthly profits may vary up to 30,000 KGS, which shows her ability and her determination to improve her business. Bubush plans to use her loan of 120,000 KGS to purchase one more dairy cow, sheep and bull calves. With the revenues, Bubush plans to renovate her house and help pay for her son's wedding. Bubush is an attentive mother to her family. She takes care of everyone and is a dear friend. She is also a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren, for whom she works so hard.
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.