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Kanym N. is 54 years old and has five grown children. She lives in Ozgorush village in the north of Kyrgyzstan. Kanym has worked as a milker in the local area for a long time. Her colleagues characterize her as an openhearted and hardworking person. Along with her family, Kanym breeds cattle and cultivates kidney beans and perennial herbs. She has worked hard to improve her business and achieve success. Today, Kanym has a farm with milk cows and she sells their milk to the local dairy factory.

Kanym plans to use her loan of 70,000 KGS to increase the number of cows she has and to purchase mineral fertilizers and manure to improve her harvest and farm products. In the future, she plans to build a barn to provide better conditions for her livestock.

About Bai-Tushum and Partners:

Bai-Tushum and Partners use Kiva funding to target especially vulnerable populations. Bai-Tushum and Partners is one of the leading micro-finance institutions in Kyrgyzstan. As a reliable financial partner, Bai-Tushum contributes to the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic through the delivery of micro-finance services in rural and urban areas that lead to increased employment and meet the interests of its clients and investors.

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About Bai Tushum Bank CJSC

Bai Tushum Bank CJSC is a microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan offering clients a range of products including loans for business development, trade, production, leasing, mortgage, consumption and more. Its portfolio is mostly comprised of group loans that cater to the broadest population of clients. Kiva lenders’ funds help the bank expand its services in remote areas to impact even more vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan.

About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 60
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $12,014,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.1
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Kanym to purchase cows and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2010
Jan 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012