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


Kalbubu's story

Kalbubu is 56 years old, a widow and raised three children. Her family's primary source of income is animal husbandry and farming, started in 1996. Having started with an initial sum of 9,000 som (KGS), Kalbubu was able to develop her business to currently yield about 10,000 som (KGS) per month from sales of milk and dairy products. Today, her business contains five dairy cows, two mares and one work horse. Kalbubu also works on 2.96 hectares of land, where she grows potatoes, cereal crops and sainfoin. In order to further grow her business, she requested a loan in the sum of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to purchase additional livestock. Kalbubu plans to invest the profits into increasing livestock headcount further.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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