A loan of $2,050 helped to buy cows.

Tajibu's story

Tajibu is 50 years old and a widow. After her husband's death, she alone raised their children. Her children are now all independent and have moved out of her house. Her eldest son moved to Russia to find work and sends money to his mother every month. Tajibu has a secondary level educaiton and her familiy's main income has been from the animal husbandry business she started 13 years ago with the purchase of 10 sheep at a cost of 8,400 som (KGS). As a result of her hard work, today Tajibu has 3 milk cows, 2 heifers, and 25 sheep. Her monthly income totals 15,000 som (KGS).

With an aim to further developing her business, Tajibu applied to microfinance bank Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan in order to expand the size of her herd with a purchase of cows. Tajibu plans to invest the profits from the loan in further increasing the size of her herd.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer

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