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Kyrgyzstan|life|May 15, 2023 / 01:53 PM
Life in rural Kyrgyzstan: Tyup woman launched small business for 100,000 soms grant from state and her products always sell out

AKIPRESS.COM - Jyldyz Tekebaeva, a resident of Tyup village of Issyk-Kul region, has received a state grant of 100,000 soms through a social contract program announced by the government.

Her family is one of 152 families in Tyup district that received grant this year under the social contract program to pursue their business plans. Prior to this, Tekebaeva had been receiving state benefits for her four children.

With the grant, she decided to open a bakery and used the funds to purchase a tandyr (a traditional oven), 30 sacks of flour, charcoal, and other baking equipment. She sells her baked goods to local stores.

The Tekebaev family's business has been successful, and there is a high demand for their flatbreads. Some days, the flatbreads are quickly sold out, and people express their disappointment if they miss out on buying them.

"We begin work at 5 a.m., kneading dough, and by 10 a.m., we deliver fresh flatbreads to the stores. They are priced at 30 soms. Next month, we plan to buy another tandyr to increase our income," said Tekebaeva.

In 2022, 50 families in Tyup district received 100,000 soms through the social contract program, and this year, the number increased to 152 families. All of them are currently implementing their business plans.

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