A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase livestock.

Gulsara's story

Gulsara is 45 years old, married and has five sons. She works as a history teacher at a local school and is involved in in animal husbandry to provide an additional source of income. She started this business with an amount of 30,000 som (KGS), and, thanks to her hard work and persistence, Gulsara was able to develop her business to have a monthly profit of 13,000 som (KGS). Thanks to the business profits, she is able to pay for her children's education in a university. Gulsara is also involved in making national goods, such as kurak (blankets, mattresses), sayma (embroidery), which serves as an additional source of income for her family. In order to further develop her business, Gulsara requested a loan in the amount of 70,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to buy additional heads of livestock. She plans to invest the earnings from the loan into a further development of her business.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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