A loan of $975 helped to buy fabric, scarves, towels and napkins for retail sale.


Janatay's story

Janatay is 47 years old, married, and has 3 children. Her older daughter is married, her younger daughter is in elementary school and her son works in Russia. In 2000, she started selling fabric, scarves, towels and napkins. She started this business with 3,000 som (KGS). Janatay has been able to develop her business, earning a monthly income of around 20,000 som (KGS). For the purpose of expanding her assortment of merchandise, Janatay turned to Microfinance Bank "Bai Tushum and Partners" for a loan. Janatay plans to invest the earnings from her business to further increase her assortment of merchandise.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Hilary Hemmings



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