A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase land, seeds and fertilizer.

Roza's Group's story

Roza Z. is the leader of the group. She is 33. Her husband works as a security guard in a Regional Military Department; his monthly salary is 2040 soms ($44.23). They have two daughters and a son. The son and the older daughter are at school and the second daughter is not yet. Roza has been farming for 18 years. When the husband is free, he helps her with this activity. They grow rice, potatoes and onions. By selling the harvest, it is possible to make 12,000 soms ($260.19) per month. With money received from the loan, Roza wants to purchase some land, fertilizer and various seeds. In the future, she plans to finish building her house.

Dilmuradzhon K. is 40. He breeds cattle to make money. He started this activity ten years ago by saving some money and purchasing a calf. Now he has two cows, a calf and seven sheep. Having sold some cattle, he started to build his house. His wife also makes money by cooking for students and selling food near a school. They have two sons and a daughter and all of them study at school. Dilmuradzhon applied for the loan, because he needs money to purchase two calves and increase the number of cattle.

Adalathan A. is 54. She has a parcel of land where she grows rice. Her husband helps her with this activity. They have been doing it since 1992. Adalathan annually grows 1500 kilograms of rice and sells it for 70 soms per kilogram. In this way, she makes 8750 soms ($189.72) per month. Adalathan has three daughters and two sons. The younger son is 22. He helps his parents with housework and the other children are married and live separately with their families. With money received from the loan, Adalathon plans to purchase various seeds and fertilizers for farming. In the future, she plans to save some money to contribute to her son’s wedding and build a new house for him.

Dilbarhan Z. is treasurer of the group. She is 38. Dilbarhon and her husband grow rice and make money by selling it. They grow 700 kilograms of rice a year and the price is 70 soms per kilogram. In this way, Dilbarhon makes 4080 soms ($88.46) per month. There are five children in their family: four sons and a daughter. The older sons and a daughter work in Bishkek in a sewing workshop and the other children study at school. When the children are free, they help their parents with the business. Dilbarhon hopes to get a loan and with that money, she wants to purchase 50 hectares of land for farming.

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

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In this group: Roza, Dilmuradzhon, Adalathan, Dilbarhan

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