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


Rapiya's story

Rapiya is 54 years old, married and raised four children. To provide a source of income for her family, she became involved in animal husbandry in 1998. The business, started with an initial sum of 50,000 som (KGS), today yields about 14,000 som (KGS) per month from sales of milk and milk products. In order to further develop her business, Rapiya requested a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to buy four heifers to be sent to pasture. She plans to invest the earnings into a continued expansion of her business.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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