Urfa is married to Y. M., who rents out bicycles on an hourly basis, a business he has operated for the past six years. He also offers clients bicycle-repair services to earn extra income. Hopeful that an investment will bring better profits to her husband's business, Urfa has requested a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to enable him to buy more bicycles to rent out.
This will be Urfa's second loan from Asasah. She established a good credit record in the previous loan year and attended all meetings.
This is a Group Loan
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