A loan of $1,450 helped to buy heifers.

Aishagul's story

Aishagul is 61 years old, she is a widow, raised 3 children on her own and now helps her children and raises her grandchildren. Aishagul has a high school education, as a main source of income for her family Aishagul raises livestock. She started 38 years ago with the purchase of livestock for 1,000 som (KGS). Thanks to her hard work today Aishagul has 2 milk cows, 15 sheep and also has a 1.08 hectare plot of land where she grows peppers and watermelon. Her oldest son and grandsons help her with her holdings. Her monthly income is 5,000 som (KGS). Aishagul belongs to a group "Zhashtik," two other people are part of this group. Aishagul is the third member of the group. In order to further grow her holdings, Aishagul turned to Microfinance bank "Bai Tushum & Partners" for a loan of 70,000 som (KGS) for the purchase of heifers in order to increase her livestock count. Aishagul plans to use the proceeds from the loan to further increase her livestock count and plans to save money to remodel her home.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sabina Holzman

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