A loan helped to broaden her assortment of goods.

Mariyakul's story

Mariyakul is 41 years old and married with four children. Mariyakul started her business selling shoes, toys and stationery products in 2003, using start-up capital amounting to 20,000 Som (KGS). Once or twice a month, Mariyakul brings in goods to sell from wholesale markets in Bishkek and trades mainly on Thursdays and Fridays in traveling markets in nearby towns. This work has allowed Mariyakul pay for tuition at the university for her eldest daughter, Asel.

Mariyakul has asked the company Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) to expand the variety of her inventory. She plans of spending the money she makes on home repairs and outbuildings.

ZAO MFK Bai Tushum & Partners provides loans through Kiva for socially vulnerable population regions. ZAO MFK Bai Tushum & Partners is one of the leading micro financing organizations in Kyrgyzstan. Bai Tushum & Partners is a reliable financial partner which makes an impact in development of the economy in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, provides affordable micro lending services in the rural towns and cities, helps to create jobs and is responsible for the interests of their clients and investors.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva.

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