A loan of $900 helped to buy a cow.

Jamila's story

Jamila is 66 years old and a widow, as her husband died several years ago. She has a high school education. Jamila earns the family's primary source of income by farming, which she started 35 years ago with 4,000 som (KGS). Thanks to her tireless work she today owns 2.1 hectares of land where she primarily grows beans and clover. She sells her harvest to wholesalers. Her monthly income is 16,000 som (KGS). In order to earn more income and further develop her business, Jamila came to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan to buy a cow to increase her livestock holdings. Jamila has decided to simultaneously practice animal husbandry and raise animals. This will give her additional income from the sale of milk. In the future Jamila plans to save money to repair the animal barn.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Hazen

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