A loan of $525 helped to buy sheep.


Almakan's story

Almakan is 59 years old, married, and together with her husband is raising two children. Almakan has a high school education. As a main source of income for her family, Almakan has been engaged in raising livestock, having started 40 years ago with the purchase of cattle at 2,000 som KGS. Thanks to her hard work, Almakan now has on her homestead: seven dairy cows and four calves, and has her own plot of land measuring 3.20 hectares, on which she annually grows potatoes and beans with her family. Monthly income reaches 12,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Almakan turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 25,000 som (KGS) to buy sheep to increase her count of livestock.

Almakan plans to invest income from the loan to further increase the count of domestic livestock.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron



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