A loan of $2,225 helped to purchase plums for drying.

Mirkiyaz's story

Mirkiyaz is 59 years old, married and raised three sons. Having a higher education, Mirkiyaz spent over 20 years working as a dispatcher for the Distribution Power Plant in the Aksy village, and he is known as a responsible and goal-oriented person. In order to find an additional source of income for his family that grew due to grandchildren, Mirkiyaz decided to start a business of selling dried plums in 2009. This is considered to be a profitable business for the local residents. Mirkiyaz treated his business carefully and with much responsibility, which allowed him to produce over 5 tons of dried fruits (dried plums). In order to further expand his business, Mirkiyaz requested a loan in the sum of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to buy plums for drying from the local residents. He plans to use the profits from the loan to expand his small business.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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