A loan of $1,650 helped to buy gobies.

Bakhtygul's story

Bakhtygul is 51 years old, married and has three children (two sons and a daughter). Bakhtygul has a high school education and worked as district post delivery worker. At this time, she is retired.

Her husband works in a high school as a music teacher. Bakhtygul takes her husband to work and leads him home from work since he is disabled and has been unable to see since birth. The two older children live separately and the youngest lives with his parents and helps around the farm.

In 1996, Bakhtygul started her own business fattening livestock. Starting with 4,000 som (KGS), today her farm brings in a monthly income of 2,000 som (KGS). On her farm, Bakhtygul has: two dairy cows, two bulls, 15 sheep, and ten goats. Bakhtygul invest income from the business to pay for the education of her children.

To further develop her farm, Bakhtygul turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 80,000 som (KGS) to buy livestock. Bakhtygul plans to use income from the loan to increase the number of livestock and intends in the future to build a home for her son.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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