A loan of $1,300 helped to purchase livestock and seeds.

Kairkul's story

Kairkul is 41 years old, married and raising three children. To provide a source of income for her family, she became involved in animal husbandry and farming in 1997. The business, started with an initial sum of 2,000 som (KGS), today yields about 10,000 som (KGS) per month from sales of milk and milk products. Today, her business contains three dairy cows, two heifers, two horses and ten sheep. Kairkul also works on 1.50 hectares of owned and 5 hectares of leased land, where she grows barley. In order to further develop her business, Kairkul requested a loan in the amount of 60,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to buy additional heads of livestock and barley seeds. She plans to invest the earnings into a purchase of electronics for home and an expansion of her business in the future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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