A loan of $675 helped to increase the variety of goods she offers.

Kunduz's story

Kunduz is 26 years old, married, and has a son and a daughter. Kunduz graduated from pharmacy school and began working at a pharmacy. When she had her son and daughter, she decided find ways to ensure a decent future for them. Since she had experience in trade, in 2008 she decided to open her own pharmacy business. Kunduz leases a shop in Batken Regional Hospital and contracts with local suppliers and producers for medication. Due to the fact that her pharmacy is located within the hospital, the work is non-stop. In order to cover the hours her husband, Turgunbai, helps her, and they work in shifts.

Each year their inventory increases, and Kunduz's communication skills and customer service brings regular customers and helps the business grow. To further develop her business, Kunduz contacted Bai Tushum and Partners for a loan in the amount of 30,000 som (KGS). The loan will be used to increase the variety of goods she offers.

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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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva

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