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Total loan: $1,150
Toktogul, Jalal-Abad Region, Kyrgyzstan / Food
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Gulbara's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to purchase more vegetables for trade.
Gulbara's Group's story
Gulbara, 47, is the leader of this group. She is married and has five children, three of whom are high school age. Ten years ago, she spent a month of her husband's salary to open a business. Instead of purchasing land for cultivation or investing in cattle, Gulbara got involved in trading vegetables. She purchases wholesale fresh vegetables delivered from the south of the country and retails them in a local food market. She remembers the times when she had to retail the small assortment of goods for only 3,000 soms. Thanks to her persistence and optimism, she managed to develop the business and raise its level to 10,000 soms monthly. The purpose of Gulbara’s loan is to purchase more goods to broaden the assortment and attract more customers. --- Where Did This Loan Come From? --- This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance (MBF), a young, ambitious and socially-focused Microfinance Institution in Kyrgyzstan. MBF is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development and upholds the triple bottom line – People (building human capital and taking care of its customers as well as society), Planet (keeping environmentally friendly) and Profit (earning revenue to expand autonomously). MBF is the only Microfinance Institute in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about MBF and view a Video presentation about the organization, please visit: http://www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135 If you would like to support and learn more about Kyrgyzstan and microfinance in Central Asia, please join our Lending Team - Supporters of Kyrgyzstan – Mol Bulak Finance at http://kiva.org/team/kyrgyzstan. Members will get special updates and news from Kiva Fellows in Kyrgyzstan and from the MBF staff.