A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a cow.


Upol's story

Upol is 56 years old, she is married and has two sons. Since 1998 she has been doing animal husbandry. She started this business with 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to her hard labor and capacious work Upol has achieved small success in building her business and began to receive a monthly income in the amount of 5,000 som. Today she has three milk cows. Her spouse and children help her in the business. With the goal to further grow her business Upol has come to the Microfinance bank Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan in the amount 50,000 KGS to buy one cow. Upol plans to invest the income from the loan into further increase of the headcount of livestock in her business and also plans to buy an apartment in the future.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk



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