A loan of $525 helped to purchase fertilizers.

Akylai's story

Akylai is 44 years old and has five children. As a source of income for her family, Akylai works with livestock breeding and growing agricultural crops, after having started this business in 1997 with a sum of 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to persistent work, Akylai's farm currently consists of two cows with offspring and 1.20 hectares of irrigated land with beans and beets. Further, over the past years, Akylai has been growing strawberries, which is bringing in a good income during its season.

With an aim to further develop her business, Akylai turned to the microfinance bank "Bai Tushum and Partners" for a loan in the amount of 25,000 som (KGS) for the purchase of fertilizers. Akylai plans to invest the income from the loan in expanding the cattle barn.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Audhild A.

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