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A loan of $2,125 helped to buy additional livestock at a lower price.


Elmira's story

Elmira was born in the Katran village. She is 46 years old and a widow. Elmira has one 17 year-old son, who helps her with the household. She shows herself as a calculated and smart person. Besides this, Elmira can run her business well. Animal husbandry is the primary source of income for the family. Her disability pension serves as an additional source of income. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Elmira's family got involved in animal husbandry. This business helped feed the family during those difficult years of perestroika. She has been running her business for 20 years. Elmira's starting capital amounted to 10,000 KGS. Since that time, the family has tried to improve its living conditions and increase livestock headcount. Today, the family's monthly income amounts to 10,000-15,000 som (KGS), and the business contains three cows and two calves. In order to further develop her business, Elmira requested a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to buy additional livestock at a lower price. Elmira's plans are to improve the family's welfare and increase livestock headcount.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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