Total loan: $850


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Balıkesir, Balıkesir, Turkey / Retail

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Sibel's story

Sibel is a 50-year-old married woman with 1 daughter. Sibel used to work at a factory while her husband worked in her city’s municipality. However, Sibel wasn’t satisfied with her life. She was thinking of alternative ways to increase her income and she decided to start up her own business. After her husband’s retirement, Sibel opened up a small flower shop in Bigadiç, Balıkesir. However, due to insufficient capital, she was only able to procure very few supplies. Then Sibel was introduced to the microcredit system. She grew her business exponentially with microcredit loans she received every year. Sibel is the only florist in Bigadiç and known and respected very well.

Sibel applied for a microcredit amounting to 7,000 TRY via TGMP, a Kiva field partner. With her Kiva loan, Sibel wants to increase the variety of flowers in her shop to attract more customers.