Total loan: $2,150


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Panfilovskoe village, Chui region, , Kyrgyzstan / Agriculture

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Elmira's story

Elmira grew up in a large family with two brothers and two sisters. He parents were simple workers. After she finished school, Elmira helped her family around the house. At the time she could only dream about further education as the money her parents earned was enough only for food. The family's main source of income was growing beets, and from her childhood Elmira has a great deal of experience in working with domesticated animals and in growing field crops. After she married, Elmira and her husband made their home in a tiny shack on the edge of their village and grew beets on 1/10 ha (about 1/4 acre) of land. Their young family made it through many troubles and, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, endured difficult years. There was no work in the village and at that time Elmira and her husband were raising five children and had two dairy cows. Besides their own children, Elmira and her husband helped their parents' families where they had younger brothers and sisters. Thanks to Elmira's perseverance and persistence, today she has two dairy cows and two young bulls. The sale of milk allows her to earn about 3,000 som (KGS) per month. With the goal of further developing her business, Elmira turned to Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan of 100,000 som (KGS) to buy additional cattle. She plans to invest the income in further increasing her herd and to make her dream of building a small farm come true.