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Nazife is a young, 25 year old entrepreneur. A hardworking and ambitious woman, when she graduated from university she opened an office to provide consultancy and education services to people and married couples. She will use the loan from Maya to buy supplies she needs for her office. She has big goals for her career in consultancy and life coaching. She wants to expand her business and open branches in other provinces.
Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff
Nazife Hanım, 25 yaşında genç bir girişimci. Çalışkan ve hırslı bir yapıya sahip olan Nazife hanım Üniversiteden mezun olunca açtığı bürosunda kişilere ve evli çiftlere danışmanlık ve eğitim hizmeti veriyor. Mayadan aldığı kredi ile ofisinde eksik olan malzemeleri aldı. Danışmalık ve yaşam koçluğu yaptığı meslek hayatında büyük hedefleri var.İşlerini büyütmek ve ülkenin diğer illerinde şubeler açmak istiyor.

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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
  • 13
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    Turkey Loans Fundraising
  • $282,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $400 helped Nazife to buy supplies for her office.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014