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A loan of $1,450 helped to buy sheep.

Aitunuk's story

Aitunuk is 41 years old, she is married and is raising five children together with her husband. Aitunuk has secondary education and does animal husbandry as a source of main income for her family, a business which she started nineteen years ago with the purchase of cattle for 10,000 som (KGS). Because of her hard work Aitunuk now has three milk cows, ten sheep and also 0.10 hectares of land where she annually grows corn and potatoes. Her monthly income is 14,000 som. With the goal to further grow her business Aitunuk has come to the Microfinance bank Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan in the amount of 70,000 KGS to buy sheep for feeding and further resale on the market at a higher price. Aitunuk plans to invest the income from the loan into further increase of the headcount of livestock.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk

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