A loan of $2,050 helped to buy baby clothes for retail sale.


Maralkhan's story

Maralkhan is 40 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising six children. In 2000, she started her business of selling children's items with initial start-up capital in the amount of 10,000 som (KGS). Having been able to develop her business and find loyal customers, Maralkhan has an average monthly income of 15,000 som (KGS). Thanks to the hard work she put into her business, Maralkhan has been able to increase her turnover and develop her business. For the purpose of the further expansion her business, Maralkhan turned to Microfinance Bank "Bai Tushum and Partners." She is requesting a loan in the amount of 100,000 som (KGS) to increase her sales turnover. Maralkhan plans to invest the earnings from the loan in further sales turnover. She also intends to save money for her children's education.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Hilary Hemmings



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