A loan of $2,050 helped buy sheep.


Aipara's story

Aipara is 52 years old, a widow, and is raising three children by herself. Aipara, needing an income, started a small business making traditional clothes with an investment of 20,000 KGS. Business is very good, and most importantly Aipara takes pleasure in her sewing work. This gives her a monthly income of 15,000 KGS. Also, Aipara works in animal husbandry and farming. Her farm has one dairy cow, a calf, five sheep, and a small plot of land where she grows potatoes, tomatoes and corn. In order to expand her animal husbandry business, Aipara approached the microfinance bank Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan of 100,000 KGS to buy sheep for breeding. Aipara plans to use income from the loan to expand her livestock and plans to save enough money to build a new home.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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