A loan of $1,275 helped to increase the assortment of children goods for resale.


Zinakan's story

Zinakan is 56 years old and a widow. Zinakan's husband died unexpectedly in 1998, and she was left alone with three children. Since then, Zinakan has married two daughters away.

In search of a main source of income for her family, Zinakan has been selling children's clothing since the collapse of the Soviet Union, after having started this business with an amount of 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to Zinakan's persistent work, she currently has her own selling point at the market. It is at a good location, with a lot of people passing by, and she has 200,000 som (KGS) in turnover. The business brings in around 15,000 som (KGS) per month.

With an aim to further develop her business, Zinakan turned to the organization "Bai Tushum & Partners" for a loan in the amount of 60,000 som (KGS) to increase the assortment of children's goods. Zinakan will invest the income from the loan in further developing her business.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Audhild A.



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