A loan of $1,250 helped to buy sheep.

Shayimkan's story

Shayimkan is 55 years old, married, and has three children. The children are gown and live separately; only the youngest lives with his parents and helps around the house. Her husband works as a driver and receives a salary. For her part, Shayimkan works in a sewing shop. Raising sheep is a source of additional income. Shayimkan has been engaged in raising livestock for more than five years, started with 8,000 som KGS. Shayimkan is hardworking and thanks to her hard work, her monthly income is 5,000 som KGS.

Thanks to her perseverance, she has achieved good results and today has on her farm: one dairy cow, two calves, one mare, and ten sheep. In order to increase the number of her livestock, Shayimkan turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 60,000 som (KGS) to purchase sheep for further fattening and resale.

With income from the loan, Shayimkan plans do repairs on her home.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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