A loan of $1,050 helped to buy a cow and calf.

Jarkynay's story

Jarkynay is 34 years old, married and raising three children together with her husband. Jarkynay has secondary education. As a main income for her family, Jarkynay works with agriculture and horticulture, after having started 15 years ago with 5,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Jarkynay's persistent work, her farm currently has an apricot garden and she also grows walnuts. She also grows potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and cabbage on the land. The monthly income from the loan is 15,000 som (KGS).

With an aim to develop the livestock breeding, as additional income, Jarkynay turned to the microfinance bank "Bai Tushum & Partners" for a loan in the amount of 50,000 som (KGS) for the purchase of a dairy cow with offspring to increase the number of livestock. Jarkynay plans to invest the income from the loan in further increasing the number of household animals, and plans to build a mini-farm in the future.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Audhild A.

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