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Deniz is married and has two children.She began sewing minor repairs and took classes on tailoring. She decided she wanted more out of life and there were more things she could do. She put a sewing machine in a room in her house and began sewing fabric, coverlets, and bedding.

Deniz had very few materials. She requested a loan, which she will use to buy more types of fabric. She wants to use her profits to provide her children with better opportunities.

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More information about this loan

Maya works to extend access to finance in Turkey, a country which, as a whole, has very limited microfinance services. By supporting this loan, you are helping Maya continue their work and specifically reach female borrowers in Turkey, many of whom come from rural parts of the country. 

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 borrowers are part of lending groups, but are posted to Kiva as individuals. Therefore, lenders are exposed to additional risk of default in the event that a member of this borrower's group defaults on her loan. 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

  • $19,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Turkey Loans Fundraising
  • $360,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Deniz to purchase more types of fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015