A loan of $2,075 helped to buy merchandise, such as bedding, table cloths and blankets, wholesale for future retail sale.


Barnokhon's story

Barnokhon is 44 years old and a widow. Alone, she is raising four children (two sons and two daughters). After her husband's death, Barnokhon could not get over the loss of such a close person for a long time. She needed to raise and get four children on their feet, and Barnokhon decided to take the household and financial responsibility into her own hands. Her children help her with this. The oldest son works in Russia, and the youngest works as a welder. Both sons support the family financially as they can, sending their salaries home monthly. Barnokhon has a secondary education. The neighbors speak of her as an entrepreneurial and organized woman. To provide the primary source of income for her family, Barnokhon has been involved in sales of bedding, blankets and table cloths since 2010, having started this business with 60,000 som (KGS). Farming also yields an income. She has a 1.14 hectare land plot, where she annually plants onions, potatoes and cabbage. Her business yields about 10,000 som (KGS) per month. The income from the business allowed Barnokhon to raise and situate her children. In order to further develop her business, Barnokhon requested a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) from the Microfinance Bank "Bai-Tushum and Partners" to buy merchandise, such as bedding, table cloths and blankets, wholesale for future retail sale. She plans to use the earnings from the loan to increase her goods turnover and also to rebuild her house in the future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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