Total loan: $4,000


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Bokonbayevo, Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan / Arts

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A loan helped To invest in felt and wool to complete orders for handcrafted toys and grow her artisan business.

Nurzat's story

Nurzat runs a family business handcrafting toys from felt and wool using traditional needle felting techniques. She runs a small shop in Kyrgyzstan that employs 3 women with no other source of income. Nurzat plans to use a loan of $4,000 to invest in raw materials to grow her business and complete new orders for her handcrafted toys. She will also train and employ two additional artisans, increasing income-earning opportunities for local women.