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


Asylkan's story

Asylkan is 51 years old, married and, along with her husband, is raising three children. Asylkan has vocational training, and has been involved in livestock production as her main source of income, starting with one cow that she purchased 20 years ago for 5,000 Kyrgyzstani som (KGS). Thanks to Asylkan's hard work, her farm now contains two cows, one horse, one mare, one colt, 30 sheep and a 1.28 hectare plot of land that each year produces potatoes, beans and perennial grasses. Her monthly income is 5,000 som (KGS).

With the goal of expanding her farm, Asylkan has turned to microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 50,000 som (KGS) to buy cows for cattle breeding. With the income from the loan, Asylkan plans to invest in growing the number of cattle on her farm, and plans to save money for her son's wedding.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Max Prilutsky



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