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"Kylym Shamy" supported affected entrepreneurs of southern region


August 28, 2012 the staff of public fund "Kylym-Shamy" handed equipment to affected businesses in the south of Kyrgyzstan, sewing machines and welding machines for a total sum of 4150 dollars.


On the initiative of "Kylym Shamy" Moscow human right defenders by the concert raised money and sent to Kyrgyzstan to support the affected people, so that they could develop their own communities, and to help other victims. Part of the amount collected religious organizations in Kyrgyzstan.

"Kylym Shamy" received nine applications of which were selected 3 applications from Osh region: two applications for a sewing shop on sites Furkat and Mady Karasu district, and one for a welding shop. And also one sewing shop and a welding shop in the Bazar-Kurgan Jalal-Abad.

Each sewing workshop received 5 hand sewing machines and 4 electric sewing machines "Chaika", as well as one machine overlog. Welding shops: grinder production "Kent", welding machine, cutting machine, drill and mask. By the way, one protective mask is 1500 soms.

At the opening of the sewing workshop participated leaders of Osh city kazyyat. Representatives of the Bishkek office "Kylym Shamy", Osh branch of the Foundation, the Council of religion in Kyrgyzstan. The floor was given to the representative of the Osh city kazyyata. He said that God created man equal and encouraged not to devide in the nation and religion.

Gulshair Abdurasulova said that this action was designed specifically for rural residents affected: "We hope that in a few months, the department will expand". After opening Gulshair Abdurasulova handed Gulsinay equipment and finances to purchase yarn and needles in the amount of 7000 soms.

Mady residents were very grateful to the fund "Kylym Shamy" and all those who provided financial support. Residents have organized entertainment event.

Then there was a transfer of welding equipment to Zakirzhan Yuldashev. He is a victim, at the time of the events his house burned to the ground. He was donated equipment for the welding shop. In the workshop will work 5 experienced welders from the local affected people, and they are planning to teach the youth of their community. Later affected residents can receive welder services at low prices.

The rest of the equipment for welding and sewing workshops delivered to Bazarkorgon region of Jalal-Abad.

Author: Nilufar Ismanova