A loan of $875 helped to buy one cow in order to increase her livestock headcount.


Zhamila's story

Zhamila is 30 years old, not married and does not have children. She has a secondary education and has been involved in animal husbandry and farming for 5 years after starting this business with 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Zhamila's hard work, today their farm contains 2 cows, 15 sheep, and 1.25 hectares of land, where she grows wheat and clover. Zhamila requested a loan in the amount of 50,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum" Bank to buy one cow. Zhamila plans to further increase her livestock headcount with the earnings from this loan in order to be able to help her elderly mother.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey.



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