A loan of $2,475 helped to purchase a batch of dried apricots for resale.

Aidana's story

Aidana is thirty-five years old and has four children. Since 2002, her main source of income has come from treating and reselling dried fruits, apricots in particular. She stocks up her inventory via small local markets in the Kadamjaisk and Batken regions of Kyrgyzstan and then sells the goods on the Isfarin market in Tajikistan.

Aidana began this business with a capitol of 10,000 soms; however, due to her hard work and dedication, she now consistently has 150,000 soms circulating as goods and generates a monthly profit of around 30,000 soms.

Hoping to expand her business, Aidana approached "Bai Tushum and Partners" requesting a loan of 116,000 soms (KGS) in order to buy a batch of dried apricots that she intends to resell. She wants to use the profits generated by the loan as additional investments into her business and also plans to conduct a wedding for her son in the near future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Alex Kostrubsky

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