A loan of $1,700 helped to purchase cattle.


Jamiyla's story

Jamiyla R., 34, is a farmer and married with five children. Her husband Mederbek helps her and also supports the family by working as a builder. Her family has been engaged in breeding cattle and land cultivation since 1998. They started it with 30,000 KGS of capital and managed to raise it to profits of 5,000 KGS a month from selling milk products and harvest. Today, Jamiyla’s farm consists of two milk cows, twenty sheep and one horse. In order to broaden her farm, Jamiyla has applied for a loan of 80,000 KGS to buy more cattle. With the revenues, she plans to pay for the education of her children. Jamiyla is a very purposeful person with the motto, "Moving ahead without stopping" and she makes every effort to implement this into her family’s life.

Bai-Tushum and Partners, one of the leading microfinance institutions in Kyrgyzstan, use Kiva funding to target the especially vulnerable population. 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, meeting the interests of both clients and investors.



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