A loan of $2,075 helped to buy calves.

Taarifakhan's story

Taarifakhan is 42 years old, married, and with her husband is raising four children. Taarifakhan has a high school education. As an additional source of income for her family, Taarifakhan is engaged in raising livestock and agriculture, having started 20 years ago with the purchase of cattle for 1,000 som KGS. Thanks to her hard work, Taarifakhan today has on her homestead: one dairy cow and one calf, and also has an allotment of land, measuring 2.60 hectares on which annually she grows corn and wheat. Monthly income consists of 12,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Taarifakhan turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 100,000 som (KGS) to purchase calves for further fattening.

Taarifakhan plans to invest income from the loan to further increase the quantity of domestic livestock, and plans to save resources на образование своим детям.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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