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


Asmar's story

Asmar is 38 years old. Her childhood was spent in the Sadovoe village. After finishing ninth grade of the secondary school and according to an ancient tradition (which outlived itself today), she was stolen for marriage. Having become a homemaker, Asmar gave birth to three children and, in search of a source of income for her family, started a business in animal husbandry. Having started with a sum of 20,000 som (KGS), Asmar was able to develop her business to have a monthly income of 11,000 som (KGS) from sales of milk and milk products. Today her business contains two dairy cows and one horse. In order to further develop her business, Asmar requested a loan in the amount of 100,000 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 educating her son, who attends a technical college, and into expanding her business in the future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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