A loan of $1,475 helped to purchase 3 calfs.


Raya's story

Raya is 57 years old, she is a widow. Raya's children are already grown and independent. Since 1991, after the fall of the USSR, searching for a source of income for her family, Raya started her livestock business. Thanks to her tenacity and perseverance today her holdings include 4 dairy cows, 26 sheep, 3 horses and bring in around 10,000 som (KGS) per month from the sale of milk and dairy products and livestock sales. In order to further grow her business, Raya turned to Bai-Tushum and partners for a loan of 70,000 som (KGS) for the purchase of 3 calfs. In the future, Raya would like to increase her holdings and grow her business, she dreams of buying her son a car so he can drive to the city.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sabina Holzman



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