A loan of $1,450 helped to buy calves for further fattening and resale.

Eleonora's story

Eleonora is 39 years old, and along with her husband is raising three children, the oldest of which is a college student, and the rest of whom are in grade school. Her husband helps her with the business. Eleonora provides the sole source on income for her family by fattening and selling livestock. She began doing this 20 years ago by spending 2,000 som (KGS) to buy animals. Thanks to her tireless work, Eleonora today owns seven horses, four cows, one heifer, one bull calf, and five sheep, and also has a 0.89 hectare land plot where she plants wheat each year. Her monthly income is 9,500 som (KGS). With the goal of further developing her business Eleonora is asking the micro finance bank Bai Tushum and Partners for a 70,000 som (KGS) loan to buy livestock for fattening and sale. She plants to invest the profit earned into further expanding her herd of livestock, and plans to save for the education of her younger children.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Hazen

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