A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase two heifers..


Sakhan's story

Sakhan is a 62-year-old widowed mother of two children. 25 years ago, searching for a way to support her family, she bought a horse and started a farming and animal raising business. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, her business has now grown to two horses, one cow, ten heads of small-horned cattle and 3.6 hectares of land. It brings in around 4,000 soms a month in income.

Hoping to expand her business further, Sakhan approached "Bai Tushum and Partners" with a request for a loan of 70,000 soms (KGS) in order to buy two heifers. She plans to invest profits from the loan back into her business.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Alex Kostrubsky



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