A loan of $625 helped to buy a cow.

Jypar's story

Jypar is 49 years old, married, and together with her husband is bringing up three children. Jypar has a high school education. She works as a cleaner in a local school. As a source of additional income for her family, Jypar is engaged in raising livestock, having started eight years ago with the purchase of livestock for 20,000 som KGS. Thanks to her hard work, Jypar today has on her homestead: one dairy cow, and also has an allotment of land measuring 0.28 hectares, on which she grows perennial grasses. Monthly incomes consists of 4,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Jypar turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 30,000 som (KGS) to buy a cow to increase her livestock count.

Jypar plans to invest income from the loan to further increase her quantity of domestic animals, and plans to save money for home repairs.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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