A loan of $1,025 helped to buy cows.


Ardakbubu's story

Ardakbubu is 52 years old, widowed, and is raising four children on her own. Last year in August, Ardakbubu's husband died from a serious illness. Struggling to survive the death of her beloved husband, Ardakbubu braced herself, as it was necessary to start a new life without a spouse but with children who need to land on their feet. The children helped Ardakbubu to recover.

Ardakbubu has a specialized high school education. She graduated from a technical school, with a specialty as a cook. She worked as a cook for just five years.

As a main source of income for her family, Ardakbubu raises livestock, having started 20 years ago with the purchase of cattle for 10,000 som KGS. Thanks to her hard work, Ardakbubu and her children currently have on their homestead: one dairy cow, 15 sheep, and similarly Ardakbubu with her children works 2.40 hectares of land, where she grows mainly beans and potatoes. The resulting crop is sold to wholesale suppliers. Monthly income consists of 4,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Ardakbubu turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan - to buy cows for expanding her count of livestock.

Ardakbubu plans to invest income from the loan in further propagation of domestic animals, and plans to save money for her son's wedding.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron



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