A loan of $1,225 helped a member purchasing cattle.


Aitilla's Group's story

Aitilla I. is thirty-nine and married. She has two daughters who are four and eight. Her elder daughter goes to school and her younger daughter stays at home. Her husband is a guard at local school. Aitilla works at the local school also as a cleaner.

She and her husband also breed cattle. She started seven years ago upon the suggestion of her friend. Now, she gets 4,000 soms from cattle breeding. She applied for a loan and successfully repaid it. She could increase quantity of cattle to seven. She wants to purchase additional cattle for breeding, therefore she has applied for another loan. In the near future, with the profits from cattle breeding, she is planning to buy furniture and household appliances for the house and a bicycle for her little daughter.

Group members:

- Kuluipa A. is the treasurer of the group. She is thirty-eight and divorced. She has two sons. They are thirteen and nine years old. She earns money by providing services of making capital repairs at the school. Four years ago, she decided to start cattle breeding due to the absence of employment opportunities. Right now, her profits from cattle breeding are 2,000 soms monthly. She wants to increase the quantity of cattle she owns because it would allow her to increase her profits. Unfortunately, she is not able to purchase additional cattle, therefore she has applied for a loan in order to have an access to additional funds. With the profits from cattle breeding, Kuluipa is planning to buy household appliances for her house. With future profits, she is planning to buy a one-room flat, a computer for her children, and a bicycle.

- Asanbai M. is fifty and divorced. He lives alone. Right now, he is a guard for the local administration. At the same time, he earns additional money by making capital repairs. He started providing capital repairs to peple in 2008 and he receives 2000 soms monthly additional from it. Asanbai is planning to buy construction materials and make capital repairs at his own house in order to make it more comfortable. Still, he needs money for purchases. Therefore he has applied for a loan. In the near future, he plans to start construction of new house on the area that he already bought.

- Elmira K. is forty-two and married. She has three children: her sons are twenty and twelve and her daughter is seventeen. Her elder son is a student at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, her daughter and youngest son go to school. For the past three years she has been a farmer and cattle-breeder. She applied for a loan for 25,000 soms previously and bought cattle. She fattened and resold the cattle and made good money on it. Therefore, she decided t continue. Now, she makes 10,000 soms monthly from it. She is applying for a loan to have funds for purchasing additional cattle for breeding. With the help of the profits from cattle breeding, she will be able to pay the tuition fee for he son at the Academy of Internal Affairs. She is planning that by enlarging her cattle herd she will be able to increase her profits, and therefore pay the tuition fees of her daughter when she enters an institution of higher education. For now, her plan is to save money for her daughter's education.

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

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In this group: Aitilla , Kuluipa , Asanbai , Elmira


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