A loan of $1,050 helped to buy a horse in order to increase livestock headcount.


Ryskan's story

Ryskan is 51 years old, a widow and raising five children alone after her husband's death, and is also running her own business. Ryskan has a higher education. To provide the primary source of income for her family, she is involved in animal husbandry, having started 23 years ago with a purchase of livestock with 80,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Ryskan's hard work, today her business contains 2 dairy cows, 1 horse and 50 sheep. The monthly income amounts to 13,000 som (KGS). In order to further develop her business, Ryskan requested a loan in the amount of 50,000 som (KGS) from the microfinance bank "Bai-Tushum and Partners" to buy a horse in order to increase livestock headcount. Ryskan plans to invest the earnings from the loan into further increasing domestic livestock quantities and saving money for her children's continued education.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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