A loan of $1,600 helped to purchase cattle.


Baken's story

Baken is fifty-three years old and since 1995 her main source of income has come from farming and raising livestock. She began her business from a starting capitol of 10,000 soms; however, due to hard work and dedication her business has grown to include 4 cows with calves and 20 heads of small-horned cattle. Additionally, Baken owns 3 hectares of land which she uses to grow potatoes, barley and cock's head. All together, her business has a monthly revenue of 12,000 soms. In hopes of expanding her business, Baken approached "Bai Tushum and Partners" requesting a loan of 75,000 soms (KGS) in order to purchase livestock for future fattening and resale. Baken plans to use the profits generated by loan as additional investments into her business and buy even more cattle. In the future, she would also like to remodel and repair her home.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Alex Kostrubsky



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