A loan of $1,575 helped a member purchase of a cow.

Burhanova Tolkun`s Group's story

Tolkun is 63 years old. She is a widow and a mother of 2 children. The oldest son works at the District Department of Internal Affairs, youngest son is involved in contract work. Tolkun is actively involved in agriculture, has a greenhouse, where she started growing tomatoes and plans to re-plant them on her land. She needs the loan for the purchase of a cow for fattening and subsequent resale.

Tursunali is 41 years old, a widower. He has 7 children. The sons are involved in agriculture and resale of vegetables. Daughters-in-law look after their children and help with the business. The client is raising four sheep, 17 chickens and preparing the land for sowing. He plans to use the loan to buy one bull and mineral fertilizers for treating the soil.

Adolathon is 64 years old. Her husband is retired and looks after the household. She has 4 children. The oldest son is a college teacher, youngest son works as a security guard at the thermoelectric plant, and daughters-in-law actively help with the business. They planted 0.20 hectares with potatoes and plant to plant 0.41 hectares with tomatoes. They have a greenhouse at home where they started to grow tomatoes. Adolathon plans to use the loan to buy mineral fertilizers for potatoes and tomatoes and also to buy a newborn crib.

Kenjehan is 61 years old. Her husband is also retired. She has 6 children. The oldest son is a tractor driver, youngest son is involved in wholesale sales of vegetables and fruits, and the daughters-in-law are involved in agriculture. They were preparing greens for sale on the day of the visit. They planted 8000 pieces of cabbage on 0.20 hectares and plan to plant tomatoes on the remaining 0.25 hectares. Kenjehan plans to use the loan to expand the business and increase cattle headcount.

In this group: Tolkun, Tursunali, Adolathon, Kenjehan

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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