A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy a milk cow to sell milk.

Atyrkul's Group's story

Atyrkul is thirty-eight years old. Being a mother to three sons, she lives the humble life of a shepherd’s wife. Twenty years ago, her husband inherited some cattle from his parents and since then, he has been raising cattle and working as a shepherd.

Atyrkul, being a housewife, takes care of the household. She also actively helps her husband look after their cattle. Her daily routine begins with milking cows in the morning, then selling the milk to her neighbors. Besides cows, they keep some other livestock, too. So, Atyrkul has always a lot to do around the house.

Having lived all her life in a rural area, she decided to send her eldest son to college, to live in the city. Two other sons live at home and help their parents. By selling some of their livestock, they managed to buy a house, though Atyrkul’s monthly income from selling milk is just US$ 65.

Now, Atyrkul is desperate to buy another cow. One more cow means more milk for sale, consequently more daily income to save for their second son’s education. For villagers every liter of milk is valuable, since it brings cash, which is a rare thing in a village area.

Here are Atyrkul’s partners: Amanbu, Altyn and Nazira. Amanbu is fifty. With her husband she keeps livestock: one cow and twenty sheep. Her husband is an electrician, but Amanbu, being a housewife, meets her daily needs by selling milk. Now, Amanbu wants to get a loan to buy a calf and with the rest of the loan she would purchase sheep for fattening and resale.

Altyn is twenty-five. She is married and has three children. To help her husband, who is a welder, she sells foodstuffs and earns US$ 130. She needs a loan to include more vegetables, fruit, and salads in her assortment.

Nazira is twenty-three. She is not married yet. However, for five years already she has lived independently in terms of finances, as she has been selling newspapers, magazines and some detergents. Nazira needs a loan to open a small shop to sell detergents out of.

--- Where Did This Loan Come From? ---

This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance, a young and ambitious socially-focused MFI in Kyrgyzstan.

Mol Bulak Finance is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development on the basis of 3-Ps concept - People (building human capital and taking care of its customers and the society as well), Profit (to be profitable to grow further) and the Planet (taking care of the environment). It is also the only MFI in Kyrgyzstan who delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about Mol Bulak and view a Video presentation about the organization, please visit: http://www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135

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In this group: Atyrkul , Amanbu, Altyn , Nazira

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