Total loan: $1,250


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Baetovo village, Naryn region, Naryn Region, Kyrgyzstan / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase five sheep and two colts.

Dinara's story

Dinara K. is a 37-year-old mother of three children. She lives in the northern part of Kyrgyzstan, in Baetovo village. In 1996, she graduated from the State Agricultural University and had great plans for the further development of her life. However, in 1998, she was given into marriage to a villager (in accordance with antiquated nomadic tradition which fortunately quite rarely exists at present times) and became a part of a large family. This moment became crucial and moved her life in another direction. She found a job at a local company, but her salary didn’t cover all the expenses of her family. In order to find a means of subsistence for her children, Dinara decided to start her businesses of cattle breeding and farming the land, growing wheat and potatoes. Using her initial capital of 15,000 KGS, she bought one milk cow and sheep. Thanks to Damira’s hardworking and persistent personality, today she has two milk cows, two calves, ten sheep and three goats. As Damira is the only breadwinner for the family, she needs this loan of 58,000 KGS to purchase five sheep for fattening and reselling. Also, she plans to buy two colts, which will be used as a means of transportation for her two sons (11 and 8 years old), who help her in farming and today need to travel the distance of about 10 kilometers from the village up to their land. Bai-Tushum and Partners uses Kiva funding to target the especially vulnerable population. Bai-Tushum and Partners is one of the leading Micro-finance Institutions in Kyrgyzstan. As a reliable financial partner, Bai-Tushum contributes to the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic through the delivery of micro-finance services in rural and urban areas that lead to increased employment and meet the interests of its clients and investors.