A loan of $1,325 helped a member to build a new yard for her cattle.

Dinara's Group's story

M. Dinara is this group’s leader. She teaches English in a local school and at the same time holds the position of Vice Principal. She has three children: two sons, both of whom work, and one daughter, who is a school student.

About a year ago Dinara started her own business of cattle raising. She bought two calves and now these calves have gained weight and in fall she is going to have them sold or slaughtered for meat. She wants to expand her business and needs a loan to build a new yard for her cattle as the one she has at the moment is in a bad condition. This yard is not suitable for her cattle in wintertime and therefore she is taking precautionary measures now, so that she does not lose her cattle in winter.

She says that having a business apart from a regular job helps her be constantly active and motivated.

The other members of the group include Mairamkul, Gulyasyl, Kachkyn and Gulmira.

Mairamkul is a married woman aged 51. She owns a small shop and besides that makes national carpets. She needs a loan to rebuild her yard for her cattle and to increase its area.

Gulyasyl is a housewife. Many years ago her family bought some cattle and since then she has raised it and now she sells her cow’s milk. All of her children have their own families, but she prefers to live independent of her children.

Kachkyn is the mother of four children and works in construction. At the same time she manages to breed cattle for which she has ten-years of experience. She has a pretty decent income and now needs a loan to purchase some more cows.

Gulmira also works at a construction site in the capital. She used to work as a masseuse. Then she bought some calves and started cattle raising. She wants to purchase some more calves to raise them for her son’s wedding and then to resell the rest.

As can be seen, all the members of this group combine two or more jobs and that makes them even more passionate about their plans.

--- Where Did This Loan Come From? ---

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In this group: Dinara, Gulmira, Mairamkul, Gulyasyl, Kachkyn

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