A loan of $1,300 helped to buy steers.

Asel's story

Asel is 28 years old and married. She and her husband are bringing up two children. Asel has received secondary education. As a main source of income for her family, Asel raises livestock and grows produce, having launched this business 10 years ago by buying livestock for 5,000 KGS. Thanks to Asel's hard work, her farm now includes two dairy cows and one horse. She also has a small land plot, 0.53 ha [1.3 acres] in size, where she mainly grows wheat, barley and potatoes. Her monthly income is 11,000 KGS. In order to develop her farm further, Asel has applied to the Bai Tushum microfinance institution for a loan to increase her livestock headcount by buying bull calves. Asel plans to use her resulting revenues for an additional increase of livestock. She also plans to save up to buy a car for her family.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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