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An entrepreneur with disabilities from Atyrau city received a state grant for the production of paper bags

April 7, 2016 6:21 pm

IE "Boom-2020" - a young company, whose director is a resident of Atyrau city Akmaral Baylauova, disabled of the second group. Akmaral, who hold a degree in economics prior to setting up an IE worked as an engineer on labor norms in the "Ak Zhaiyk - 7" LLC. Due to health reasons, she had to leave work.

After three years of rehabilitation, Akmaral Makhsotovna decided to launch her own production of paper bags - one of the most environmentally friendly packaging materials, primarily for foods.

First time entrepreneur became a participant of the state program “Road-map of employment 2020” and obtained a soft loan in the amount of three million tenge. After launching a production Akmaral was trained within the "Business-Advisor" project and became the owner of the state grant in the amount of two million tenge. She bought an equipment for the application of logos on paper bags for money she received.

Akmaral rents a room in the Atyrau business incubator, there are nine people are working at her company, six of whom - with disabilities.

IE "Boom 2020" - participant and winner of a number of exhibitions and competitions. The company participated in the competition of business ideas "Atameken Startup" among young people. The company also participated in the exhibition contest "The best good of Atyrau" (2014) and "The best product of Kazakhstan" (2015).

Akmaral Baylauova plans to extend and modernize her production. In particular, she wants to kick-start production line of its own raw materials from reeds. Currently it is purchased in neighboring Russia.