A loan of $2,225 helped to broaden an assortment of goods.

Alima's story

Alima is 46 years old. She has one daughter and is also a guardian for her older sister's daughter. Being the sole provider for the children and having to find sources for survival, Alima decided to start her own business of selling products of everyday demand in 1995 with a starting capital of 2,000 som (KGS). Today, Alima's store yields a profit of about 15,000 som (KGS) per month and is famous for its affordable prices and also for samosas - baked stuffed pastries that she makes herself. In order to further develop her business, Alima requested a loan in the sum of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to expand her assortment of products. In the future, Alima plans to increase the number of store customers and increase the sales income.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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