A loan of $1,475 helped to buy cattle.

Ummatoy's story

Ummatoy lives in Kanibadam. She was born and grew up in a rural area. She is a young single mother. She got married early; after her son was born, her husband left the family and never came back. By now he has a new family and other children. Poor Ummatoy was left to raise her child alone. She returned to her parents, but that was hard on her as well. Yet one has to go on living, if just for the sake of the child; dreams of a happy family strengthened Ummatoy and gave her hope. At first she started working at the local collective farm, and worked the land from morning till night, sparing no effort. She was able to save some money and buy a dairy cow. She has been fattening this cow for a while; now her cow has gained weight and brings in over 10 liters of milk per day. Ummatoy sells the milk and buys items of first necessity for herself and her little son.

On her girlfriends’ advice, she reached out to Arvand for help. She would like to get more cattle. She needs funds for this, but does not have enough cash. Ummatoy plans to use her loan to buy cattle. She really hopes to save enough money in order to buy an apartment and live separately from her parents. She thanks Arvand in advance for its support.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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