A loan of $2,975 helped to purchase cattle.

Sonunbubu's story

Sonunbubu is 51 years old, a widow and has four children. In search of a source of income for her family, Sonunbubu started her own animal husbandry business in 1989. Thanks to her persistence and hard work, Sonunbubu was able to develop her business to contain two cows, ten sheep, ten goats and two horses today and yielding about 5,000 som per month. Sonunbubu invested the profit into the higher education for her children, enabling her daughters to become and English language teacher and a lawyer and her son to become a military officer. Her youngest son, Ulanbek, decided to stay with his mother and help her with the business because Sonunbubu's elderly mother-in-law decided to continue living with her family after Sonunbubu's husband's death. In order to further expand her business, Sonunbubu requested a loan in the sum of 133,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to purchase bulls for fattening up and resale. She plans to use the profit from this loan to increase livestock quantity in the future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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