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Raya T. is a single mother of a ten-year-old girl. She was born into a large family of teachers and was always eager to study, but unfortunately, she couldn’t continue her studies because she needed to help her parents to earn a living. Raya started to sell garden stuff at the local market and opened a sales location there. In 1998, in order to find a better place to live, she moved to Belovodskoe village where she continued her business in sales. Raya decided to sell ware and detergents and, owing to her wide experience in this activity, achieved success. With the revenues, she was able to buy a flat which was reconstructed as a grocery store. She bought goods and resold them by herself, without any help. Her shop became known for the good quality of the products and attentive customer service.

Now Raya wants to take a loan of 60,000 KGS to broaden the assortment of goods in her shop. It will allow her to raise floating capital and increase her number of customers. Raya believes that her optimistic spirit and perseverance in her business will help her to improve her family’s lives.

About Bai-Tushum and Partners

Bai-Tushum and Partners uses Kiva funding to target the especially vulnerable population. Bai-Tushum and Partners is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Kyrgyzstan. As a reliable financial partner, Bai-Tushum contributes to the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic through the delivery of microfinance services in rural and urban areas that lead to increased employment and meet the interests of its clients and investors.

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About Bai Tushum Bank CJSC

Bai Tushum Bank CJSC is a microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan offering clients a range of products including loans for business development, trade, production, leasing, mortgage, consumption and more. Its portfolio is mostly comprised of group loans that cater to the broadest population of clients. Kiva lenders’ funds help the bank expand its services in remote areas to impact even more vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan.

About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $11,904,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.8
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Raya to broaden her assortment of goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011