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Özlem
Özlem, married and working as a chef for two years, was previously a housewife who was struggling financially. A very ambitious and consistent woman, she decided to learn how to cook and bake from his husband.



Ozlem is now requesting a loan from Maya to take a cooking course to improve her culinary skills. She will then be a master cook, in demand by many restaurants. Ozlem's future plan is to open her own bakery in order to support her family financially. Her family is of paramount importance in her life, and all of her efforts are directed toward supplying them, especially her children, with a good life.



Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff



Özlem Hanım evli ve iki yıldır şef olarak çalışıyor. Bu işe başlamadan önce ev hanımıydı ve maddi sorunlar yaşıyordu. Bu yüzden, yemek ve pasta ustası olan eşimden işi öğrenmeye kara verdim ve başladım. Maya'dan aldığım kredi ile kurslara ve seminerlere katılarak, kendimi daha fazla geliştirmek istiyorum. Maya'dan almış olduğum kredi, ustalığımda ilerlememe ve aranılan bir usta olmamı sağlayacak. Gelecek için planlarım ise kendimi çok fazla geliştirip aranılan bir usta olmak istiyorum, daha sonrası ise kendime ait küçük bir pastane açıp çocuklarm ve eşime her anlamda faydalı olmayı planlıyorum. Biliyorumki benim bu planlarımı hayata geçirmek için Maya'nın her zaman yanımda bana büyük desteği olacaktır. Ailem benim için çok önemlidir benim bütün bu çabalarım ise çocukları daha iyi şartlarda yaşatabilmek ve okutabilmek için.

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About Maya

Although Turkey is one of the largest economies in the region, it has not reached its potential for microfinance investment. Deficient legal structures for microfinance credit initiatives and lack of quality information about microfinance demand and structure in Turkey are the largest obstacles to improvements in the field. Under these challenging conditions, Maya provides group and individual loans to low-income women who lack access to the financial services they need in order to start or improve their own small-scale businesses. Maya, established in 2002, was Turkey’s first microcredit program. Maya is Kiva’s first Field Partner in Turkey and posted its first loans in August 2011. Headquartered in Istanbul, Maya has four branch offices. For more information, visit Maya’s partner page.

About Turkey

  • $9,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Turkey Loans Fundraising
  • $210,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.8
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Özlem to take a courser to improve her cooking skills.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 24, 2011
Listed
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2012