A loan of $425 helped to buy steers for fattening and resale.


Suiumkan's story

Suiumkan is 58 years old and, with her husband, is raising two children. She has a high school education. Her main income comes from raising cattle which she started doing 37 years ago by buying cattle for 1,000 KGS. Through hard work she now has two dairy cows and a 1.71-hectare plot of land where she grows clover and wheat. Her monthly income is 17,000 KGS. To further support her household, Suiumkan is taking a loan of 30,000 KGS from Bai-Tushum and Partners, a micro-finance bank. She will use the loan to buy calves to fatten and sell on the market for a high price. With the profits, Suiumkan plans to buy more animals and improve the areas where she keeps the cattle.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Margaret Rosen



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