A loan of $2,150 helped to broaden an assortment of goods.


Santalat's story

Santalat is 47 years old, married and raising three children. In search of an income source for her family, she started her own business in 2000 by leasing a space at the central market. Thanks to her persistence and hard work, Santalat was able to develop her business, started with a sum of 10,000 som (KGS), to yield a monthly income of 15,000 som (KGS). Good selection of merchandise, friendly service and practical advice with clothing selection attract more and more customers. In order to further develop her business, Santalat requested a loan in the sum of 100,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to expand her spring merchandise selection. She plans to invest the earnings into making repairs to her house.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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