A loan of $1,050 helped to buy sheep.


Maral's story

Maral is 45 years old, divorced, is raising one son on her own, and lives with her aged mother. Maral has a specialized high school education. As a main source of income for her family, Maral is involved in raising livestock, having started ten years ago with the purchase of livestock with 15,000 som (KGS). Through Maral's hard work, she today has on her homestead: three horses, 15 sheep; and also additionally is involved in sewing dowries for brides. Maral's monthly income is 6,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Maral turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 50,000 som (KGS) to buy sheep to expand the count of livestock on her homestead.

Maral plans to invest income from the loan to further increase the count of livestock, and plans to save money for home repairs.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron



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