A loan of $1,450 helped buy calves to fatten and resell.

Bazarkhan's story

Bazarkhan is 52 years old, married, and the mother of many children. She and her husband are raising five children. Two daughters are married and live on their own. The two oldest sons are working in Russia, helping the family financially by sending their salaries home to Kyrgyzstan to support the family. Unfortunately this is not enough, so Bazarkhan farms and keeps livestock as the family's main source of income. She started this business 32 years ago when she bought livestock with 3,000 KGS. Because of Bazarkhan's hard work, her farm now boasts five dairy cows, one horse, and a 1 hectare plot of land where she grows peppers, corn, watermelons, a small apple orchard. This brings in a good income. Every year, Bazarkhan reaps a good crop of apples which she sells wholesale in the local market. Her monthly income is 15,000 KGS. In order to further develop her farm, Bazarkhan approached microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan to buy calves to fatten and resell for a profit. Bazarkhan plans to invest the profits she makes from the loan into further increasing her livestock, and she is saving enough money to send her youngest son to a prestigious university.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva

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