A loan of $650 helped a member purchase of summer assortment of children's goods.


Aisalkyn's Group's story

At times, when starting any kind of business, we do not realize what the outcome may be. But after a certain period of time has passed, we begin to obtain concrete results for our labor and efforts. We also begin to have financial and moral satisfaction for all of the efforts and sacrifices, and only then do we begin to understand the meaning of our work. This is why strong people never give up; on the contrary, they stubbornly wait for the fruits of their beginnings, knowing that difficulties are temporary and designed to be endured. Aisalkyn S. is the leader of this group. She is from the city of Balykchi. She started sales ten years ago at an old market, having saved a sum of ten thousand som. Now, she is an experienced entrepreneur and earns that same amount of money that she invested to start her business in one month. Her business is an essential part of the family income. Aisalkyn’s husband works as a driver. He transports clients to get merchandise. Aisalkyn has two children. Her son is twenty years old. He attends a sports and exercise college. Her daughter is ten years old. She goes to elementary school. Thanks to her business, Aisalkyn is able to pay her son’s education contract, which is seventeen thousand som per year. Recently, they also remodeled their house and bought a car. Aisalkyn understands what an important decision it was to start sales at the market ten years ago. Currently, she needs a loan in order to buy summer assortment of children’s goods.

Aisalkyn’s group partners are:

Altynai B. is 43 years old. She has two children. Altynai and her husband are entrepreneurs. He sells shoes in the city of Bishkek, and she sells women’s undergarments. She requested this loan in order to help her husband expand merchandise assortment and primarily, to buy summer sandals.

Burulsun K. is 34 years old. She is divorced and raising a seven-year-old daughter, who will start school in the autumn, alone. Burulsun sells children’s goods. She has been involved in this business for five years, and her current income is twelve thousand som. Burulsun needs this loan in order to buy summer merchandise.

Kairatkeldi C. is 37 years old. He is a father of two children. Currently, together with his wife, Kairatkeldi sells children’s goods. His income is twelve thousand som. He requested this loan because he wants to expand merchandise assortment and make a purchase of new kinds of children’s goods.

In this group: Aisalkyn , Altynai, Burulsun, Kairatkeldi

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey


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