A loan of $1,325 helped a member purchase of a dairy cow.

Alieva Nakylai`s Group's story

Nakylai is 53 years old, a widow. She has 7 children. The sons work in Bishkek, a daughter sews widow drapes to-order, the youngest daughter is finishing 11th grade in school, and the youngest son is in 8th grade. The client is involved in animal husbandry: fattening and breeding cattle and selling dairy products. Nakylai started the business in 2002 with a small calf that she purchased with her own savings. Two years later, this calf produced 7-8 liters of milk per day. Nakylai plans to use this loan to buy a dairy cow.

Erkinoy is 26. She is married and a mother of 2 daughters, both of whom go to kindergarten. The client is involved in growing sunflowers. Her mother helps her with this business. Erkinoy plans to use the loan to buy mineral fertilizers (100 kg) and building materials for house repairs.

Kandalathan is 46 years old. Her husband is in the Russian Federation for work. She has three daughters. The oldest one is attending a university, middle daughter is finishing 11th grade this year, and the youngest is in 8th grade. Kandalathan is involved in wholesale and retail sales of fruits and vegetables. She is requesting the loan for the wholesale purchase of vegetables in order to sell retail (potatoes, onions, carrots).

Guzaloy lives with her husband’s parents because her husband also currently works in Russia. She has one daughter. Guzaloy’s mother-in-law looks after her. Guzaloy is involved in wholesale and retail sales of fruits in Aravan. She will use the loan to buy fruits.

Hosiljon is 41 years old. He is married. His wife works as cook at a cafeteria. Hosiljon grows potatoes and cotton. He already planted 0.8 ha of potatoes and plans to use the rest of the land (0.70 ha) to plant cotton. He wants to use the loan to buy 100 kg of mineral fertilizers, 50 kg of cotton seeds, to plow the land and buy fuel for a tractor.

In this group: Nakylai, Erkinoy, Kandalathan, Guzaloy, Hosiljon

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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