Naryn pastry: businesswomen in Acha-Kaindy sell up to 200 cakes per dayJul 25, 2016
“We perform the orders daily. More and more villagers prefer the local bread and confectionery products. We sell 150-200 cakes per day at pre-holiday periods. We have been selling the products only to residents of the neighboring villages so far. Our plan is to provide the cakes for the whole At-Bashy rayon. We plan to raise the production output, increase the range of products and expand the marketing chain in the future,” - tells the businesswoman from Acha-Kaindy in At-Bashy rayon Gulnara Semeteeva.
A confectionery shop in this village provides the neighboring villages with bakery and confectionery products. Today, the product range includes various types of bread, pastry and confectionery products.
“The confectionery shop was opened in 2006. However, due to regular breakdowns of the outdated equipment the emergency outages and failures in making the various orders were often occurring,” - says the head of the enterprise Gulnara Semeteeva.
Thanks to the Russian Federation grant support in the framework of “Comprehensive development of Naryn oblast” UNDP program, the new equipment was installed in the shop, which significantly facilitated the work of bakers and confectioners. Moreover, the program organized the certified courses on confectionery business in Naryn for the employees of the mini-enterprise. This significantly improved the quality of products and expanded their range.
Currently, the enterprise employs 6 people from the local residents. The products are sold right from the enterprise and are delivered to the neighboring villages’ schools and kindergardens. Bakery products are sold in shops and retail outlets located in Acha-Kaindy and At-Bashy villages.
The UNDP’s Naryn Area-Based Development Programme was funded by the Government of the Russian Federation. The main goal of the Programme is to reduce poverty in Naryn oblast through the creation of conditions for sustainable socio-economic development.
Mirlan Dyikanbaev, UNDP Naryn Area-Based Development Programme Media Expert