A loan of $1,250 helped to buy cows for fattening and resale.

Kanykey's story

Kanykey is 30 years old, married, and is currently supporting four children since her husband is working abroad in Russia. Every month, her husband sends most of his salary to the family in Kyrgyzstan. Kanykey's daughters are in school, aged 11 and 9 years old, and her sons Samatbek and Samarbek are of preschool age. Kanykey herself by character is very hardworking, purposeful and a simply loving mother. Kanykey tries to contribute her part to the development of her family's well-being, therefore she does not sit idly by, and is engaged in agriculture and livestock, having started 10 years ago with 14,000 som KGS.

Thanks to her hard work, Kanykey currently has in assets on her homestead: one dairy cow and one calf, and also has 0.13-hectare plot of land, on which she grows corn, potatoes, and vegetables. Kanykey and his family have quite a lot of experience in raising livestock and growing crops. Monthly income consist of 4,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Kanykey turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan - to buy cows for fattening and subsequent sale at the market at a high price.

Kanykey plans to invest income from the loan to further propagate the quantity of domestic animals, and also in the future intends to build a new building for the livestock.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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