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Total loan: $1,450


Belovodskoe village, Chui region, Chuy Province, Kyrgyzstan / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy clothes in order to increase her inventory and product turnover.

Erkingul's story

Erkingul is 42 years old, married, and she has a son and a daughter. She completed her higher education and has been selling clothes since 1999. Her inventory is worth 217,000 som (KGS). She also runs her own farming business at home, with five cows and 20 sheep. She currently makes a total income of 23,000 som (KGS).

Eager to further grow her retail business, she has turned to Bai Tushum Bank and applied for a loan of 100,000 som (KGS). She will use her money to buy more clothes and increase her merchandise turnover. She will use the earnings from her loan to expand her activity and give a good education to her children.