A loan of $2,750 helped to purchase fertilizer.


Kelsin's story

Kelsin is 49 years old, married, and cares for her family and ailing mother. Kelsin's work is her family's main source of income. She has been farming since 2002. She started this business with 45,000 som (KGS). Today, Kelsin's farm has 1.80 hectares of land where she grows beans and beets. In order to further develop her business, Kelsin approached Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan in the amount of 130,000 som (KGS) to buy fertilizer and pesticides. Kelsin plans to invest income from loan into the business and to improve her family's standard of living by renovating their home.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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