A loan of $825 helped to buy calves.

Kuljamila's story

Kuljamila is a 53-year-old widow and "Hero Mother" who has seven children (three sons and four daughters). Her five eldest children are married and live on their own. In search of supplemental income for her family after the death of her husband, Kuljamila decided to start raising crops and animals. Today she has a small farm with two dairy cows, two calves and 15 head of sheep and goats. She also has .90 hectares of land, where she plants potatoes and beans. With the goal of increasing her business, Kuljamila has turned to the Bai-Tushum Microfinance Bank for a loan of 40,000 som (KGS) to buy calves. Her children help her run her farm and her family is well-respected among the villagers. She plans on using the money from the loan to increase her head of livestock and she wants to make repairs to her home in the future. Kuljamila is one of three people in the "Kelechek-N" group.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Devin Connolly

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