A loan of $2,125 helped to purchase livestock.

Gulzada's story

Gulzada was born into a large farming family. She was the youngest daughter and, hence, devoted a lot of time to household duties. Because her older sisters and brother got married and separated from the parents, she was involved in household and farming work. After finishing school, Gulzada was accepted to a university and came back to her native village after her graduation, where she got married. Her oldest daughter was born in 1990 and then three sons. The family needs increased with its growing size. In order to feed and provide her children with all necessities, Gulzada started to go to a market to sell vegetables and fruits. Parallel to this, Gulzada and her husband have already started their own business of breeding livestock by initially buying a dairy cow for producing milk. With this successful start, Gulzada was able to buy bulls, and the business grew due to the addition of offspring. With time, having sold some of the livestock, Gulzada was able to buy a house and a car for her family. At the present time, she and her husband are fully involved in animal husbandry. Today, their business contains three bulls and two rams. In order to further develop her business, Gulzada requested a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to buy additional livestock. Gulzada's oldest daughter is attending a Police School, and Gulzada's plans are to increase livestock headcount in order to be able to educate her younger sons as well.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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