A loan of $1,525 helped to purchase livestock and seeds.

Zivayda's story

Zivayda lives in the Burgondu village in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Much like other families in the rural area, she fattens up livestock, after starting this business in 2000 with an initial sum of 5,000 som (KGS). Today, Zivayda has two heads of dairy cows and five sheep in her business, and sales of milk products and meat allows her to earn about 5,000 som (KGS) per month. Zivayda also grows cotton, watermelons and honeydew on 1.26 hectares of irrigated land, and earns a profit from sales during the harvesting season. In order to further expand her business, Zivayda requested a loan in the sum of 70,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to purchase livestock for fattening up and resale and to buy cotton seeds. She plans to invest the profits into a continued increase of livestock headcount, and plans to provide education to her two grandsons, who live with her, in the future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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