A loan of $1,575 helped to buy sheep.

Jamalbubu's story

Jamalbubu is 67 years old and married. She and her husband are happy parents of eight children. Jamalbubu and her husband are retired. Their home is orderly, clean and cozy. Their children are all grown up and live separately. Jamalbubu has received secondary education. By nature she is very responsive, communicative, optimistic. Together with her husband, Jamalbubu raises livestock and grows produce having stated 21 years ago by buying livestock for 10,000 KGS. Thanks to Jamalbubu's hard work, her farm now includes five dairy cows, two horses, 10 goats and 10 sheep. Her monthly income from selling milk is 12,000 KGS. Jamalbubu also works 4.3 ha [10.6 acres] of land, where she main grows wheat, barley and potatoes. She sells her harvested produce to wholesalers. In order to develop her farm further, Jamalbubu has applied to the Bai Tushum microfinance institution for a loan to increase her livestock headcount by buying sheep. In the summer, they will have a shepherd take care of the animals. Jamalbubu plans to use the resulting income for an additional livestock increase. She also plan to save up for house renovations.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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