A loan of $425 helped to buy fertilizers.


Artykbu's story

Artykbu is 52 years old, a widow, and has four children (two sons and two daughters). She has worked with field crop cultivation since 1999, after having started this business with an amount of 6,000 som (KGS). Her daughters are married and live by themselves, the sons help with the farm. Artykbu has been able to develop the business, and currently she has 0.94 hectares of irrigated land on which she each year grows cotton and corn.

With an aim to further develop her farming, Artykbu turned to the microfinance bank "Bai Tushum & Partners" for a loan in the amount of 20,000 som (KGS) for the purchase of fertilizers. Artykbu plans to invest the income from the loan in further developing the business and in improving the welfare of the family.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Audhild A.



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