Akylbek, an auto mechanic with the specialized education used to do minor repairs of motor vehicles until he decided to change his life: he has built a small shop not far from his house.

Akylbek says that it’s always difficult to start up a new business if a person lacks money. But the loan he took from FINCA helped him in his business.

Now he plans to expand his shop in which he sells food products, soap and detergents, as well as housewares.