A loan of $650 helped to purchase materials for carpet manufacturing.


Meiyrkan's story

Meyirkan is 49 years old and is a member of the Yntymak 22 Group. Meyirkan is engaged in business of producing national handmade felt carpets (shyrdak). Having created their own group and set up the production by means of joint efforts in material purchasing and work from home, the Group's monthly earnings from the sale of their products amounts to nearly 20,000 som (KGS). In order to further develop her business, Mayirkan turned to the organization Bai Tushum & Partners for a loan of 30,000 som (KGS) to purchase necessary carpet fibers and materials. Mayirkan along with the Group is planning on investing the earnings from the loan into the further business expansion and purchase a sewing machine to make Kyrgyz national hats kalpak.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sofi S



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