Indira is 31 years old and has three children. After the birth of her youngest child, her marriage broke down and she became the only breadwinner for her children. That's why Indira decided to start her own business of reselling fruits and vegetables with the initial capital of 20,000 KGS.
She also involved her brother in this business. He supports her and helps with selling food at the local market. In order to provide a wide assortment of goods, Indira purchases fruits for reselling from suppliers in neighboring Uzbekistan, and in autumn, she brings apples from the Issyk-Kul region, which is known for apple orchards.
In some seasons, she also works as a wholesale supplier of vegetables to neighboring Kazakstan. These tireless activities allow Indira to earn about 10,000 KGS in a month. With the revenues, she was able to renovate her house.
Indira has applied for a loan of 100,000 KGS to broaden her assortment of goods. This will allow for further development of her business in the market.
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