Zulfiya M. is the treasurer of the group. She is 43 and a widow, raising 3 children on her own. Her sons are engaged in farming while her daughter is married and lives separately from Zulfiya. The family business consists of the following: selling foodstuff and cultivating rice and tobacco on the area of 2,1 hectares. Profits have made it possible to open a shop and to purchase a cow. The loan purpose is to purchase foodstuff (30000 soms) in order to increase commodity circulation and also to make shop repairs (13000 soms). In the future, Zulfiya is planning to arrange her son’s wedding and to develop the business.
Elbek T., 25, is married. Together with his spouse, who is a house-wife, Elbek is raising one son. The family earns income by cultivating rice and tobacco on the area of 2,2 hectares. Out of business profits they have managed to obtain a motorcycle and to increase cattle stock. The loan purpose is to purchase fertilizer (500 kg) such as saltpeter for plantation tillage. In the future, Elbek is planning to obtain a car, to buy cattle, and to buy land for building a house.
Almaz P., 19, is married. A young head of the family, Almaz, together with his wife, is raising 2 daughters. His main source of income comes from cultivating rice on the area of 0,6 hectares. Out of profits the family has managed to purchase land for building a house. In order to harvest successfully, Almaz needs to purchase fuel (2000 soms) and pay for tractor services (3000 soms). He also needs 5000 soms for workers. For this purpose, he hopes to get a loan. In the future he wants to buy a car and cattle.
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This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance (MBF), a young, ambitious and socially-focused Microfinance Institution in Kyrgyzstan.
MBF is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development and upholds the triple bottom line – People (building human capital and taking care of its customers as well as society), Planet (keeping environmentally friendly) and Profit (earning revenue to expand autonomously). MBF is the only Microfinance Institute in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about MBF and view a Video presentation about the organization, please visit: http://www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135
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This is a Group Loan
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