A loan of $1,550 helped buy cows.


Barpygul's story

Barpygul is 59 years old, married, and has raised four children with her husband. She has an advanced degree. She has more than 38 years of experience in farming and livestock, having started this business with only 5,000 KGS. She makes 12,000 KGS a month. Up to now, she has been able to develop both the animal husbandry and the food cultivation aspect of her farm. She has one dairy cow, ten sheep, two calves, and a plot of land measuring 3.52 hectares on which she grows peppers, beans and clover. Her husband helps on the farm. In order to further develop her farm, Barpygul approached the microfinance bank Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan of 75,000 KGS to purchase cows. Barpygul plans use the profit from the loan investment to get more livestock, and in the future Barpygul would like to marry off her son.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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