Zulaihon Mamadjonova has been running a business with her sister for over 5 years. She is married and has 3 children. Their business is located in the wholesale market Atushbazaar, in Khujand. Together, they rent one container and display their goods there. They sell slippers, plimsolls and galoshes for all ages. They buy their goods from Istaravshan and bring them in bags; one batch of shoes consists of approximately 100-400 pairs. Presently demand for plimsols and galoshes in Tadjikistan is very high; therefore people from neighboring districts come to Atushbazaar to purchase them. Zulaihon wants to purchase some more inventory and is requesting a loan of $1,200.