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Total loan: $1,725


Kyzyl-Jyldyz village, Naryn Region, Kyrgyzstan / Retail

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A loan helped to buy products in order to increase product selection and the amount of goods in circulation.

Zuhra's story

Zuhra, is 39 years old, married, and has 3 children. Zuhra has a secondary level education; since 2006, she has been engaged in the sale of clothing, footwear, food and building materials in her own large store as her main source of income. The goods in circulation are worth 500,000 som (KGS). Currently, the total monthly profit is 40,000 som (KGS).

To further develop her business, Zuhra applied to Bai-Tushum Bank for a loan in the amount of 120,000 som (KGS) - she will direct the loan funds to develop her trading business by increasing the number of goods in circulation.

Zuhra plans to use the profits from the loan to develop her business, as she dreams of opening a new outlet, namely a large department store and to give her children an education.