A loan of $2,050 helped to buy a mare.

Ainur's story

Ainur is 43 years old, married, and has four children - three daughters and a son. All of the daughters work in Moscow and send a part of their pay to their parents in Kyrgystan each month. The youngest child and only son lives with his parents and helps around the property. Ainur has a high school education, and to earn the primary source of income for the family she raises animals. She started 20 years ago with 10,000 som (KGS) worth of livestock. Thanks to her tireless work she now has two milk cows, two horses, and fifteen sheep. Her monthly income is 15,000 som (KGS). In order to further develop the business she came to the microfinance bank Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan to buy a mare to expand her herd. Ainur plans to invest income from the loan into further expanding her herd, and she also plans to save for her daughters' dowries.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Hazen

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