A loan of $875 helped to purchase a dairy cow.

Risbu's story

Risbu was born in the southern Osh region, in the Kulcha village. In 1985, after finishing school, she was accepted to the Medical college in the city of Kyzyl-Kiya. In 1986, when Risbu completed her first year of college, she was stolen to marry (an old tradition of "stealing brides" that has existed for a long time and is currently persecuted by law up to a criminal responsibility). Because of the marriage, Risbu had to stop her education and become a housewife. Her oldest son, Toktaaly, was born in 1990, and her youngest son, Begaly, was born in 1993. In 2000, Risbu and her family moved to the Chuysk region (northern part of the country) to the Rovnoye village, where they rented a shepherd's house. This is when a difficult period for Risbu's family began - her husband did not work, and Risbu became disabled after an operation. In 2009, Risbu started her own animal husbandry business to provide a source of income for her family after purchasing one dairy cow. Today, the monthly profit from sales of milk products amounts to about 4,500 som (KGS). Thanks to hard work and persistence, Risbu and her husband were able to purchase a used car, and Risbu's husband began providing a taxi service. In order to further develop her business, Risbu requested a loan in the sum of 40,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to purchase a dairy cow. This will allow her to increase milk sales and her profits. Risbu plans to invest the profits into building a house for her family.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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