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How to open your own sewing shop and atelier in a year?

Altyngul Seilkhanova, a mother with many children from Almaty, started her business with a single sewing machine. State funding and free training courses helped her to significantly increase the volume of services and open her own atelier during the year. The other day, she solemnly presented her new sewing shop, where 14 people work.

Altyngul learned about the state program ” Bastau business “through the center” Bakytty Otbasy “of the Turksib district of Almaty and the center for entrepreneurship” Qoldaý”, which in turn provides comprehensive support to entrepreneurs.

Just a year ago, Altyngul had only one household sewing machine in her hands. She received free training in the basics of entrepreneurship, defended her business plan and won a grant from the state. On the received funds in the amount of 200 MCI (505 thousand tenge) Altyngul was able to purchase a new typewriter and overlog, earned money for new equipment, invited other seamstresses to help, and began teaching at the Bakytty Otbasy Center for mothers with many children, some of whom also took a job. As a result, in just a year, her business has grown significantly: there was both a workshop and an atelier where 4 mothers with many children work. Recently, the entrepreneur opened a shop in a new room with a larger area of 200 sq. m. in the Turksib district of the city. There are 24 sewing machines, 14 employees work here, Altyngul plans to recruit about 10 more seamstresses from among mothers with many children, as well as young people and everyone who wants to through the employment Center in Almaty.

We are grateful for such support from the state, which allows us to open new production facilities in the city, create jobs for socially vulnerable segments of the population, improve their financial situation, and finally realize the potential of our mothers with many children, ” says Altyngul Seilkhanova.

Now the shop is loaded with orders from customers – so far, these are mainly city hospitals and medical centers that need disposable overalls, bathrobes, Shoe covers and hats. Special clothing and national costumes are also made to order here. Altyngul plans to purchase its own premises.

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