A loan of $1,025 helped to buy sheep in order to increase livestock headcount.


Ainiza's story

Ainiza is 33 years old, married and raising 2 children together with her husband. Her oldest son is 8 years old and the youngest is 4. Her husband helps with the business, and Ainiza is a homemaker, involved in domestic household and raising the children. Her husband works seasonally at a vacation resort and has a set seasonal income. Ainiza has a secondary education. To provide the primary income for her family, she is involved in animal husbandry and farming, having started 14 years ago with a purchase of livestock with 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Ainiza's hard work, today her business contains 1 dairy cow, 1 bull and a 1.2 hectare land plot, where she primarily grows potatoes, plants cereal crops and sainfoin for household consumption and sale. They sell the resulting harvest to wholesale distributors. Ainiza and her husband are proactive about vaccinating livestock to prevent diseases. The monthly income amounts to 10,000 som (KGS) from sales of milk, farming and her husband's partial salary. In order to further develop her business, Ainiza requested a loan from the microfinance bank "Bai-Tushum and Partners" to buy sheep in order to increase livestock headcount. Ainiza plans to invest the earnings from the loan into further increasing domestic livestock quantities and saving money for her children's continued education.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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