A loan of $1,275 helped to buy some cattle.

Kayirkan's story

Kayirkan and her family live in the village of Sovet-Say, in the high mountains of southern Kyrgyzstan. She is 45 years old and the mother of one son who attends school.

In order to provide a source of income for her family, Kayirkan got involved in animal farming. She started in this business in 1990 with an initial capital of 1,500 som (KGS). She now owns two dairy cows, 15 sheep and three young bulls, and she makes close to 12,000 som (KGS) per month from the sale of milk and the resale of livestock.

In order to further develop her farming business, Kayirkan has turned to Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan of 60,000 som (KGS). She will use this loan to buy more livestock. She is planning to reinvest her revenues from this loan into the expansion of her business and the construction of a barn. The family's long term plans include buying a car and repairing their house.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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