A loan of $2,150 helped to purchase livestock.

Darika's story

Darika is 55, married, and the mother of six children. Darika's main occupation is raising and selling livestock. Begun in 1992 with 2,000 somi (KGS), Darika's farm earns around 5,000 somi (KGS) a month from the sale of dairy and meat products. Darika also works on the side as a seamstress on a seasonal basis, and earns up to 5,000 somi (KGS) per season. Darika has gone to Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan in the amount of 100,000 somi to purchase sheep and goats. She plans to use the receipts from the loan to acquire more livestock.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Peter and Lynne Weil

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