A loan of $2,600 helped to purchase cattle.


Ainura's story

Ainura is 38 years old, married, and has four children, the youngest of whom is two years old. Ainura is a teacher by profession and she teaches the Kirghiz language and literature at a local school. Currently Ainura is on maternity leave. Searching for a source of additional income to support her family, in 2005 Ainura stared a business breeding, fattening, and reselling cattle. She started with 20,000 som in capital. Now, her farm has four cows, ten sheep and two horses. In order to further develop her business, Ainura contacted Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan in the amount of 120,000 som to buy additional livestock. With income from the loan, Ainura plans to invest in repairing her barn to improve living conditions for her livestock.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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