A loan of $2,900 helped to buy women's clothing to resell.


Tajikan's story

Tajikan D. is 52, widowed and has three children. She worked as an economist for a long time and was known as a very responsible and accurate person. In 1993, in order to find an additional means of subsistence for her children, she started her business in sales. With the initial capital of 10,000 KGS she managed to develop her business. She earned a monthly profit of 100,000 KGS from selling women’s clothes at the local market. Her loyal customers were attracted by her attentive attitude and cheerfulness.


But in June 2010, when violent clashes caused by the deposed political regime broke out in the Osh city, Tajikan lost her business. Her shop was robbed and looted.


However, Tajikan isn't giving up. She is ready to resume her lost business and continues to work. For this very reason, Tajikan is applying for a loan of 135,000 KGS, which she needs to restart her business. She plans to purchase more women’s clothing to resell at the local market.


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. These services lead to increased employment and help to meet the interests of its clients and investors.



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