A loan of $2,750 helped to buy cows for fattening and resale.

Zamira's story

Zamira is 51 years old, married, and with her spouse is raising four children. Her eldest son is working abroad in Russia, the second daughter is married, and the others are still in school. Her spouse and children help Zamira around the homestead. Zamira has a secondary education. As a main source of income for her family, Zamira raises livestock, more specifically fattening and breeding domestic animals, having begun 30 years ago with a livestock purchase of 5,000 som KGS. Thanks to her hard work, Zamira currently has on her homestead: one dairy cow and 25 sheep, and also has a plot of land measuring 0.8 hectares, on which she grows cotton, squash, tomatoes and watermelons. Monthly income amounts to 16,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her homestead, Zamira 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 premium.

Zamira plans to invest income from the loan in further propagation of the quantity of domestic animals, and intends to save money to put on a wedding celebration for her son.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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