A loan of $1,400 helped to purchase a refrigerator and a cafe display.

Dilbara's story

Dilbara is 30 years old, married and raising three children. She became involved in organizing public food service by working at a cafe 1.5 years ago. Having started the business with a sum of 25,000 som, Dilbara was able to lease a cafe space for 32 seats and a tandoor (clay oven for making bakery products) for making sams (national meat pies). Thanks to her hard work and persistence, the monthly profit from the business now amounts to about 20,000 som (KGS). In order to further develop her business, Dilbara requested a loan in the amount of 65,000 som (KGS) from the "Bai-Tushum and Partners" company to purchase equipment - a refrigerator and a cafe display. She plans to invest the earnings from the loan into developing her business in order to subsequently buy out the cafe and also to start an animal husbandry business.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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