A loan of $2,125 helped to purchase cattle.

Nurzhamal's story

Nurzhamal E. was born in Republic of Tadjikistan. Her low-income family with six children earned their living through agriculture and, from early childhood, she helped her parents in this household and looked after her younger siblings. Nurzhamal got married at the age of 19 and gave birth to six children.

In 1993, Nurzhamal’s family decided to move to Kyrgyzstan, to Partsyezd Village, where they bought a house with small plot of homestead land. They used it to grow different sorts of vegetables, which became their main source of income. As time passed by, Nurzhamal started to work as a cleaner and her husband became the teacher at the local school. After her older children got married and left their parents’ house, Nurzhamal move with her family to Voznesenovka Village, where her husband found a job at the juvenile colony located near the village.

To support her husband and earn additional income for her children, Nurzhamal started her cattle breeding business with initial capital of 2,000 KGS. She worked hard and managed to maintain a farm with six milk cows and three bull calves. Today, she earns about 5,000 KGS each month by selling milk and meat.

To develop her farm, Nurzhamal has applied for a loan of 100,000 KGS to buy cows and sheep. It will allow her to build a huge barn so she can maintain her cattle well. In the future, she dreams of buying a minivan for her family.

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

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