A loan of $625 helped to buy sheep.


Kanymbu's story

Kanymbu is 42 years old, a widow and raising three children by herself after the death of her husband and also running her own business. Kanymbu has a secondary education. She works at a local school cafeteria. To provide an additional source of income for her family, she is involved in animal husbandry, having started 24 years ago with a purchase of livestock with 2,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Kanymbu's hard work, today her business contains 1 dairy cow, 1 calf, 15 sheep and 14 goats. The monthly income amounts to 6,500 som (KGS). In order to further develop her business, Kanymbu requested a loan in the amount of 30,000 som (KGS) from the microfinance bank "Bai-Tushum and Partners" to increase livestock headcount by buying sheep. Kanymbu plans to invest the earnings from the loan into further increasing domestic livestock quantities and plans to save money to hold a wedding for her oldest son.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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