A loan of $750 helped to buy livestock.

Salima's story

Salima is a 48-year-old married woman with two sons. Her older son left to work in the Russian Federation and her younger son helps on the farm. She was born in the city of Kok-Zhangak.

Salima completed a technical high school degree, evidence that she is a conscientious and decent person. In addition, Salima always keeps her affairs in order. She works as a cook at a kindergarten, but the main source of her family's income is animal husbandry. After the fall of the Soviet Union, her family began to work in this field, which helped feed them during perestroika. The initial business capital was 30,000 som. Since that time, her family has tried to improve their living conditions and increase the head of cattle they own. Today their monthly income is 10,000 - 20,000 som (KGS).

With the long-term goal of expanding her business, Salima turned to "Bai-Tushum and Partners" for a loan of 35,000 som (KGS) to purchase extra heads of cattle at a lower price. Salima plans to use the extra income to improve her family's well-being and pay for her son's future wedding.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Carrie Morgan

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