A loan of $2,075 helped to buy fabrics for sewing national goods.

Nazilkan's story

Nazilkan is 55 years old, a widow and raising four children by herself. She has a secondary education and has been involved in sewing for 15 years. She makes and sells national goods, clothing and dowry for brides. She has a lot of work experience in this business. Nazilkan gained sufficient experience and clients in this business. Nazilkan had her own small, national-dress sewing factory at the central market, which provided 15 jobs for people. The business was running well, but a fire happened inside the factory on January 28, 2013. It was impossible to put the fire out in time, and the business burned down completely, including the factory itself, equipment, materials, fabrics and accessories. Luckily, none of the people were hurt. Nazilkan did not give up in this difficult situation. She strongly got through this and then, putting all of her efforts together, started to work hard to restore her business. The multi-year experience, strong character and relatives helped Nazilkan to get back on her feet. Eight months have passed since the fire, and Nazilkan was able to install a new a container, where 4 seamstresses work. The business is gradually improving, and Nazilkan dreams to further develop and strengthen her business. Nazilkan needs money to purchase fabrics for sewing national clothing and increase her goods turnover. Having heard about the favorable Kiva “Force-Major” program, Nazilkan requested a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) from the microfinance bank “Bai-Tushum and Partners” to purchase fabrics for sewing national goods. Based on her business plan, Nazilkan would earn about 20,000 KGS per month. She plans to invest the earnings into further increasing her business. Nazilkan is very happy that this program exists and thanks all of the Kiva and microfinance bank “Bai-Tushum and Partners” investors.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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