Mayramkan A. is 53 years old, married, and has two children. She worked as a baker at a local pastry shop and her husband Sultanazir worked at a carpet factory in Karabalta town. Unfortunately, their salaries did not cover all the family’s expenses, so in order to find additional means of subsistence, Mayramkan started her cattle breeding business in 1992.
With the initial capital of 5,000 KGS, Mayramkan managed to earn about 15,000 KGS a month from selling milk and meat products. With this revenue, she was able to pay for her daughter’s wedding and give her a good dowry.
Mayramkan has applied for a loan of 100,000 KGS to purchase two milk cows, which will allow her to increase her milk sales. With the additional earnings, she plans to increase her number of cattle and in the future buy a car for her family.
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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.