Cre­at­ing New Jobs

The spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance at­tached in Uzbek­istan to the com­pre­hen­sive pro­mo­tion of youth en­trepreneur­ship has been fa­cil­i­tat­ing stead­fast growth in the con­tri­bu­tion made by the grow­ing gen­er­a­tion of busi­ness­peo­ple to the na­tional econ­omy.

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The ranks of young en­trepreneurs are ex­pand­ing also in the Kashkadarya re­gion. In this case, an im­por­tant guide to ac­tion is the Yosh­lar – Ke­la­jag­imiz State Pro­gram, adopted un­der a pres­i­den­tial de­cree on June 27 ear­lier this year.

Zulkhu­mor To­sheva from Ghu­zor district is one of those promis­ing youths. In 2016, she or­ga­nized a dry clean­ing and iron­ing sta­tion in the district cen­ter.

“From my child­hood I be­came in­ter­ested in en­trepreneur­ship, but I didn’t know where to start,” says Zulkhu­mor. “I con­sulted with the district branch of the Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try of Uzbek­istan. They ad­vised me to or­ga­nize the work of a dry clean­ing shop. In­deed, there were no ser­vice points of this kind in our district. Af­ter fil­ing proper doc­u­ments, we be­gan to work. By or­der of the district hokim, we were al­lo­cated an empty build­ing at a zero cost. Hav­ing re­paired it, modern equip­ment was brought from China. Now things are go­ing well, our shop is quite pop­u­lar with cus­tomers.”

The es­tab­lish­ment of such ser­vices in the cen­ter of the district was very help­ful. The work­shop is al­ways busy. When the in­flux of cus­tomers is out of con­trol, they use the ser­vices of hired work­ers. Au­to­ma­tion helps a lot in such pe­ri­ods of time.

The busi­ness­woman does not in­tend to be con­tent with just one point of dry clean­ing. Zulkhu­mor has been ex­pand­ing her busi­ness; she aims to or­ga­nize a sew­ing work­shop. It is fa­cil­i­tated by the ben­e­fits pro­vided un­der the state pro­gram, as well as credit funds in the amount of 150 mil­lion soums al­lo­cated by the Ghu­zor district branch of the Yosh­lar – Ke­lazhag­imiz Foun­da­tion for build­ing re­pairs, pur­chas­ing sew­ing equip­ment and set­ting up the work of the new en­ter­prise.

“An en­tre­pre­neur must act all the time,” says To­sheva. “The funds al­lo­cated have helped us pur­chase 6 sew­ing ma­chines and other nec­es­sary equip­ment. Works are un­der­way now to re­pair the build­ing granted for the sew­ing work­shop. With the launch of the shop in the form of a fam­ily busi­ness, we will start pro­duc­ing women’s and menswear. This will en­sure per­ma­nent work for an­other 6 women and girls.”

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