A loan of $3,000 helped to purchase goods for her shop.


Guldasta's story

Guldasta is a cheerful woman who is 49 years old and married with three children. Her husband has been a migrant worker in the Russian Federation for a few years now. He is a builder and earns a good income there. Every month he sends money to his wife for living expenses, but it is not enough to meet all of her family's needs, so Guldasta had to start her own business to support the family budget. Guldasta sells household goods and she has been in this line of work for eight years. Since 2009, she has worked with Arvand, receiving loans to help her run her business. At the moment, she rents a shop near her home. Her assortment of goods includes a large collection of household and gift items, souvenir knives, watches and musical instruments, as well as skillets, pots and other goods. Guldasta reinvests the main part of her income back into her business to increase her assortment of goods. She buys her goods from wholesale suppliers in China and then resells them to the locals at her shop. She wants to receive a loan to she can expand her range of goods and increase turnover. She has turned to Arvand so she can receive a loan to buy household goods. Guldasta sends her thanks to Arvand for their financial support.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer



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