A loan of $2,675 helped to buy women's clothing to sell retail.

Patila's story

Patila is 50 years old and married, and raises two children with her spouse. Her working life got its start at the kindergarten: she used to work as a nanny. In 1992 Patila switched to the women's clothing sector (dresses, blouses, underwear, jackets and activewear), starting her business with an investment of 10,000 som (KGS). She has managed to grow her business with its monthly income of about 20,000 som (KGS). She goes to the wholesale markets to purchase her merchandise herself.

Her spouse works in the municipal property and tourism development administration, as a professional for the city planning department. He earns a monthly salary.

Patila has applied to the "Bai Tushum" Bank for a loan with the intention of broadening her selection of goods. Patila plans to save the income from the business to further improve her inventory in the future, but also is determined to build the financial means to help her son buy an apartment in the future.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Darcy Higgins

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