A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase cattle.


Zulaika's story

Zulaika is 37 years old and is raising four children. As the main source of income for her family, for 16 years Zulaika has been growing crops and raising livestock. She started her business with 5,000 Kyrgyz soms (KGS). Thanks to her hard work, today Zulaika has two milk cows with calves, 17 head of sheep and goats, and a monthly profit of around 6,000 KGS. She also works 7 hectares of land, where she grows alfalfa and esparcet to feed the animals. WIth the goal of further developing her business, Zulaika applied to Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan of 70,000 KGS to buy cattle for fattening and resale. She plans to invest the earnings from the loan back into the business, so that in the future she can pay for her children's education.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Susie Armitage



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