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Thanks to customers, Cloudy Sky Leatherworks was able to make a $50 Kiva loan to Aiymbubu from Kyrgyzstan

July 31, 2014

Aiymbubu is a 52 years old divorced mother of three children. She has a high school education and she raises livestock, which is the family's main source of income. She started this four years ago with the sum of 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to her hard work, Aiymbubu now has 20 sheep and two horses, as well as a 2.15 hectare plot of land, on which she grows sainfoin. As an additional source of income for her family, she sews blankets and mattresses and sells them to the local residents. Her total monthly income is about 20,000 som (KGS). With the goal of developing her business further, Aiymbubu has turned to Bai-Tushum for a loan of 75,000 som (KGS) to... Continue Reading →

Thanks to customers, Cloudy Sky Leatherworks was able to make a $50 Kiva loan to Bekhal from Iraq and a $50 Kiva loan to Fausto from Paraguay

July 23, 2014

Bekhal is a true model of a persistent, self-made Iraqi woman. A 48 year old mother, she took over the prime responsibility of raising her teenage son after her divorce 15 years ago. Following her divorce Bekhal’s work as school clerk did not provide enough income to cover her and her son’s expenses. To supplement her income, she worked in the evenings for almost three years, making handicrafts and knitting wool to provide an extra income. When she realized that this extra income would not cover the increasing expenses of her growing son, she decided to build on her old hobby of hair dressing and open her own beauty salon. Although she was faced with many difficult challenges, including a lack... Continue Reading →