A new machine moves along smooth surface of material. Its blade exactly reproduces the pattern developed by Raimzhan on computer. Facades are made in 3-D format: depth of ornament is set by computer software. 5 minutes – and the blank with a national ornament is ready for facade. Now it must pass a vacuum press for lining with film. And there, to become a presentable wardrobe is near.
Raimzhan Saidullayev is a customer of “Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture” JSC, lives in Turkestan. Working with wood learned from his father. Education – a programmer, so with computer he is “on first name terms”. Despite his young age – he will be 20 years old in a few days – has a solid experience in the furniture shop. For 4 years, he helps his father to buy raw materials, makes furniture, and negotiates with merchants.
About “Kasipker” which the Fund developed specifically for those who have a business, he heard from his father. He turned on the heat. He gathered documents and in May received a loan. As there is already a shop and equipment in the family business and it is – the room for drying, storage, furniture making, and machines for cutting and sawing, cutter, thermal oven – with the help of loan he has decided to expand the business by buying the necessary materials.
From early spring to late autumn, the demand for furniture exists, – says Raimzhan. – Working hands are also enough, in the shop, except for us with my father, 3 workers are employed, we plan to hire 2 workers more. But the material is not enough, we always buy in small quantities. Thanks to the loan we purchased laminated chipboard, hardboard, furniture, glass, blades, sandpaper, and many other things. The Fund supported us, helped to make a business plan. If all goes well, the next year we will produce up to 470 sets of furniture.
Of course, to receive a loan in the south is not easy – wanting are more than enough. Therefore, the project should be calculated and effective. 5.5 million in the Fund were given under the 14% interest for 5 years, the security is an apartment house with land. The first six months – vacation for pay, we may not pay interest and principal. Repayment schedule was developed taking into account the nature of the business. Raimzhan decided to pay in installments, once in half a year – in spring and autumn, which does not contradict to the terms of the program.
According to Deputy Director of the South-Kazakhstan branch of “Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture” JSC Kadyrzhan Abylov, just this year under the program “Kasipker” for different types of rural businesses in the region there were given about 300 micro-loans in amount of more than 1.1 billion tenge.
Father of Raimzhana – Kokenov Mahsud – helps his son to get on his feet. In the shop a complete process for the production of living rooms, kitchens, bedroom furniture, chairs and tables, upholstered furniture is arranged. Customers – home people from Turkestan, owners of specialized stores, outlets on the market (which in Turkestan works around the clock!), owners of projects under construction. People from neighboring towns – Kyzylorda, Zhanakorgan, Shieli are also called for.
Raimzhan’s furniture turns beautiful, cozy and warm. Maybe the fact that the whole process goes through the hands of people who know how to work with wood. Or maybe from the bright southern sun, the heat which it absorbs. And if so, then, and it will serve for good luck to the new owners.