Tarpat grows raspberries and her husband also takes orders to produce the Kyrgyz national instrument – komuz. In this way they make 5,000 soms (approximately 110 USD) a month. With the money received from the loan, Tarpat will purchase a cow for breeding. In the future she plans to repair her house and save some money to contribute to her younger son's wedding.
Anarkan K. is the treasurer of the group. She is 37, divorced, and has a four-year-old son. After graduating from school, Anarkan started to work and has been working as a hospital janitor for seventeen years. She wants to obtain a loan because she needs money for personal needs.
Avaz T., 56, is a widow, and has six children. All of them, except her youngest son, are married and live separately. Four years ago Avaz's son began as an apprentice to a handyman and thus now he is able to do handiwork on his own. Now he earns 4,100 soms (approximately 90 USD) a month. Avaz needs a loan to purchase fertilizers and different seeds for farming.
Musa K. is 70 and is married. His wife is a pensioner. There are six children in their family and all the children, except his youngest son, are married and live separately. Musa with his son are engaged in welding and carpentry and they have been doing this for nine years. In this way Musa makes 5,000 soms a month. With the money received from the loan, he will purchase fertilizers and new kinds of seeds, needed for farming.
--- Where Did This Loan Come From? ---
This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance, a young and ambitious socially-focused MFI in Kyrgyzstan.
Mol Bulak Finance is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development on the basis of the 3-Ps concept - People (building human capital and taking care of its customers and the society as well), Profit (to be profitable in order to grow further) and the Planet (taking care of the environment). It is also the only MFI in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about Mol Bulak and view a video presentation about the organization, please visit: www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135.
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This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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