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Jun 3, 2016 3:02 PM ET

Archived: Kyrgyzstan – A loan of $1,775 helps Makhburat to buy seeds and to cultivate the land in order to grow organic corn

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Kara-Suu district, Osh region, Kyrgyzstan / Farming



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A loan of $1,775 helps Makhburat to buy seeds and to cultivate the land in order to grow organic corn.



Makhburat’s story

Makhburat successfully repaid her loan after using it as intended. She is grateful to Kiva and everyone who contributed to her loan.Through Makhburat’s hard work, now she has a 0.8 hectares of allotted land on her own on which every year corn and watermelons are grown for household consumption and for sale. There are also cows, horses and three sheep on the farm. Makhburat asked Bai Tushum Bank once again for a loan in the amount of 120,000 som (KGS) to buy corn seeds and to purchase fertilizers to cultivate environmentally friendly products. Makhburat wants to invest proceeds from the loan in the development of her business.





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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Aoying Zhang View original language description


This loan is special because:

It supports production of local crops and reduction of energy consumption.


Kendra Thorogood
Kiva staff



More about this loan

This loan is part of Bai Tushum’s efforts to provide essential funds to farmers and agricultural producers to cultivate and process locally grown vegetables, crops, fruits and dairy products. These loans also help people in remote areas access lighting and heating for their households, promote green energy products and help reduce energy expenses. The program includes a 5% rebate of annual interest at the end of loan terms if all repayments are made on time. By funding this loan, you are helping low-income residents improve self-sufficiency, expanding domestic farmers markets and direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities, and making strides against poverty.

About Bai Tushum Bank CJSC:

Bai Tushum Bank CJSC is a microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan offering clients a range of products including loans for business development, trade, production, leasing, mortgage, consumption and more. Its portfolio is mostly comprised of group loans that cater to the broadest population of clients. Kiva lenders’ funds help the bank expand its services in remote areas to impact even more vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan.



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