A loan of $1,050 helped to buy food products for resale.

Raziya's story

Raziya is 54 years old, divorced, and is raising two sons on her own. In 2003, Raziya began a business trading food products, using as starting capital an amount of 5,000 som (KGS). Having managed to grow her business and to find loyal customers, Raziya has an average monthly income of 10,000 som (KGS). Thanks to her hard work in the business, Raziya was able to increase her turnover of goods.

In order to further improve and expand her business, Raziya turned to the microfinance bank Bai-Tushum and Partners for a loan of 50,000 som (KGS) for the wholesale purchase of food products for further resale at a retail price.

Raziya plans to invest income from the loan in the welfare of her family, as well as plans to save money for her younger son's wedding.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer JD Bergeron

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