A loan of $2,150 helped to expand her assortment of merchandise.


Svetlana's story

Svetlana is an entrepreneur selling women's footwear. In 2004, while searching for a source of income for her family, Svetlana started her business, renting a retail space in the central market. Through perseverance and dedicated work Svetlana was able to grow her business to a monthly income of 20,000 som (KGS). A good assortment of Svetlana's merchandise, friendly service, and practical advice in the selection of shoes attract more and more customers. In order to further develop her business, Svetlana contacted Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) in order to expand her range of winter goods. Svetlana plans to use the profits from this loan to purchase a vehicle for transportation.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Nikita Avvakumov



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