Jibarbu I. is a resident of Tashkomur, a small town in the Jalalabad region. She is 55 and a widow with two children: the older one is at school and the second is not yet attending.
Seventeen years ago, with an initial investment of 20,000 soms, Jibarbu began to sell goods at the local market. Then she invested money to start building a big store. Now, half of the building she leases out, and the second half she uses to sell her own goods. She sells a variety of goods, such as clothes, shoes, curtains and dishes.
With the money received from the loan Jibarbu wants to purchase different styles of carpet, school uniforms, and other clothes to sell everything that in her store. In the future she wants to expand her business and start reconstruction of her store.
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