BASTAU GRADUATE TO EXPORT KAZAKH SNACK-KURT TO THE UAE
Slambek Kinayatuly is a graduate of the Bastau project. Foreign companies became interested in the products of the Karaganda agricultural producer.
He began to work in 2017 immediately after training in the project. The Fund for Financial Support of Agriculture loaned 18 million tenge for his project and the specialists from the Chamber of Entrepreneurs helped him fully from writing a business plan to opening.
According to the head of the company, a company from the United Arab Emirates has proposed to supply the kurt, a traditional Kazakh snack made from dried salty cheese, there, a company from Germany is ready to buy butter, which is produced using a special technology.
“The tourists came to Karkaralinsk, where guests tried my products. They took two types of kurt. They tested them in the laboratory in the UAE and found out that the product is organic. After that they proposed to cooperate with us and placed the orders. Now I am working on documentation. I am very proud of the fact that our national food will be popular in other countries,” Slambek Kinayatuly said.
The company of Slambek Kinajatuly produces 11 types of dairy products. He also exhibited his products at the regional food-exhibition "The Best Product of Kazakhstan - 2018". The company is able to process 2 tonnes of products per day. However, the equipment does not work at full capacity in winter due to the fact that there is not enough milk that has 4 percent fat.
“We work seasonally. Under the program "Sybaga" we plan to purchase 50 breeding cows. Over time, the livestock will increase then we will be able to produce products all year round in the future,” he said.
It is worth noting that the project, which started in 2017, has helped more than a thousand unemployed and self-employed residents of the Karaganda region to turn their hobby and business idea into a profitable business.
The educational project "Bastau" of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken" became the winner in the nomination "Recognition of the Year" of the "People's Choice Award - 2018".