A loan of $2,050 helped to buy a new sewing machine and materials for sewing.

Zarifakhan's story

Zarifakhan is a 47-year-old widow with three children. Her two older daughters are married. She lives with her son. Her husband died during the riots of 2010. After the death of her spouse and because he was the breadwinner for the family, Zarifakhan in search of a source of income for her family started a small business making women's dresses in 2011. She started with a sum of 10,000 som (KGS). Business is very good and more importantly Zarifakhan likes this work very much, which gives her a monthly income of 30,000 som (KGS).

With the aim of further developing her business, Zarifakhan turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 100,000 som (KGS) to buy a new sewing machine and also the materials for production.

With the income from the loan, Zarifakhan wants to increase her inventory and to equip her son.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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