A loan of $2,525 helped to buy flour for increasing her working capital.

Manzura's story

Manzura is a hardworking, honest and very kind woman. She has three children, whom she raised and educated. For more than 25 years, Manzura has been engaged in producing flatbreads for subsequent sale. After she got married, she needed to help her husband to earn money. As we all know, the 90s were a very complex time and it was impossible to survive on her husband's small income.

In Manzura's words, that time began a streak in her life -- her husband was seriously ill. In parallel, she was working in bakery shops while nursing her husband and raising the children. After a long period of illness, Manzura's husband passed away. Manzura had to work around the clock without food and without sleep because she had debts to suppliers for flour and pressing needs. But a mother's love for her children gave her extra strength. Her work has not gone in vain; she was able to collect savings, pay off debts, and offer her two daughters in marriage.

Now the time has come to think about putting on a wedding for her son.

She is planning to expand her business and working capital, so she is requesting a loan of 12,000 somoni to buy flour for working capital. She is applying for a loan for the first time and plans to repay it with the proceeds from the bakery shop.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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