A loan of $2,775 helped to buy calves for fattening up and resale.

Zaripakhan's story

Zaripakhan is 49 years old, a widow and raised 3 children alone. Her oldest daughter is married, second son is married and works in Russia, and helps the mother financially by sending a portion of his salary to her in Kyrgyzstan, and the youngest son lives with Zaripakhan. He works at a flourmill. Zaripakhan has a secondary education. To provide the primary income for her family, Zaripakhan is involved in animal husbandry, having started 22 years ago with a purchase of livestock with 5,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Zaripakhan's hard work, today her business contains 3 dairy cows and also a 0.73 hectare land plot, where she grows sunflowers and corn. The monthly income amounts to 12,000 som (KGS). In order to further develop her business, Zaripakhan requested a loan from the microfinance bank "Bai-Tushum and Partners" to buy bulls for fattening up and subsequent resale at a market at a high price. She has all of the right conditions at home for fattening up livestock. She plans to invest the earnings from the loan into further increasing domestic livestock quantities and saving money to hold a wedding for her youngest son.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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