A loan of $2,175 helped to purchase thoroughbred horses.

Kulnar's story

Kulnar is 58 years old, married and has four adult children. She was born into a simple family of a farmer and had helped her parents with the household since childhood. It just so happened that Kulnar got married early, at the age of 15. She finished school in her native village, but could not continue her education because she gave birth to her oldest son. During the next ten years, Kulnar became a mother to three more children. In search of a source of income for her family, Kulnar got a job as a butcher (worker who butchers livestock) at the Kaindinskiy meat processing plant in 1980. This work was very hard, but Kulnar is a strong woman and worked at the plant until she retired in 2008. Kulnar's husband worked as a shepherd at the collective farm, named after Panfilov, but got involved in taking livestock to a pasture for local residents when the collective farm feel apart after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Kulnar and her husband used their jointly earned money to create a farm business and provided education for their children with earnings from selling livestock. At the present time, their oldest son lives with them, and Kulnar takes care of two grandchildren. Thanks to her persistence and love of hard work, Kulnar's business currently has one dairy cow and one horse. In order to further develop her business, she requested a loan in the sum of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to purchase thoroughbred horses. She plans to sell the offsprings. Kulnar plans to invest the earning from the business into continued breeding of thoroughbred horses.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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