A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase cattle.

Ivarat's Group's story

Ivarat A. is leader of the group. She is 57 and a widow. She has three children: her oldest son is 37, her second son is 35 and her daughter is 26. Her oldest son works in Russia, her second son works in Kazakhstan and her daughter is married and lives independently. She has farmed and bred cattle for almost 15 years. She started her business with an initial investment of 10,000 soms. She now earns 1,500 soms each month selling milk, breeding cattle and farming. She plans to use her profits to marry off her children and increase her herd of cattle. She is applying for a loan to purchase additional cattle for breeding. In the future, she plans to further increase her herd and build a big shed.
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Alymbiubiu O. is treasurer of the group. She is 60 years old and a widow. She has four children: her daughters are 36 and 31 and her sons are 33 and 30. Her daughters are married and live independently, her elder son works in Moscow and her youngest son lives with Alymbiubiu. She breeds cattle with the help of her son. She started cattle breeding four years ago with an initial investment of 4,000 soms. Now, she earns 1,500 soms monthly. She is applying for a loan to purchase additional cattle. In the future, she is planning to marry off her son with the help of the profits from cattle breeding.
Kalbiubiu A. is 38 and married. She has six children: her daughters are 19, 18, 13, 11, and six and her son is two years old. Her oldest daughter works in Almaty (Kazakhstan), her next three daughters go to school and her youngest daughter and son are at home. Kalbiubiu sells five or six liters of milk and rolls. Kalbiubiu started selling milk from a purchase of cattle two years ago. She started with an initial investment of 3,000 soms and she now earns 1,500 soms each month. She is applying for a loan to purchase cattle for breeding. In the future, she plans to make repairs to her house and increase her cattle herd.
Nazgul U. is 31 and married. She has two daughters who are four and three years old. Both of them are at home. She and her husband are farmers. They are preparing for the harvest. Her monthly income is 1,000 soms. She is applying for a loan to start cattle breeding. In the future, she hopes to use the profits to increase the herd and repair her house.

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In this group: Ivarat, Alymbiubiu, Kalbiubiu, Nazgul

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