A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy a cow to increase her milk sales.

Azykbubu's Group's story

Azykbubu is the leader of this group. She enjoys her life being a farmer’s wife and has raised three children. Now she is 56 years old, and her eldest son and daughter are both married and live on their own. Only her twenty-year-old daughter, a college student, lives with them. Apart from farming and growing various things in the field, among all the pleasures of life in a rural area there is one that rewards her financially: selling milk. Azykbubu’s daily milk sales constitute around ten liters, which earns her about $55 a month.

No matter how “imperceptible” the gift looks, Azykbubu still remembers with delight and gratitude the day when her parents–in-law gave her one cow and three sheep as a present. Since that day she and her husband have been breeding cows. The profits from this venture have allowed them to buy tractors, provide for their children’s education and increase their herd.

Now, Azykbubu needs a loan to buy another cow. This would help her increase the size of her herd and the amount of milk she could sell. Azykbubu’s main goals are to give her daughter an education, marry her off and increase the population of her herd.

Azykbubu has three partners: Satybek, Kaldykul and Burulcha.

Satybek, 52, is married. He has a twenty–year-old daughter. To make a living he is engaged in cattle breeding. His wife works as a charwoman at the school. Satybek needs a loan to buy a calf for breeding.

Kaldykul, 52, has three children. Her husband is a shepherd, whereas she farms and sells milk. She grows barley, wheat and potatoes. Kaldykul’s married son lives with his parents. Her daughter-in-law often helps her care for the cows. Kaldykul hopes to get a loan and buy two calves.

Burulcha, 49, is divorced and has one daughter. Even though she has had a hard time providing for her daughter, Burulcha has enough steadfastness and dignity to continue struggling to live. She sells milk and grows potatoes. Burulcha needs a loan to buy ten sheep for breeding.

About Mol Bulak Finance:

This loan is being presented 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 its “3-Ps” concept: People (building human capital and taking care of its customers and the society as well), Profit (to be profitable to grow larger) 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.

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In this group: Azykbubu, Satybek, Kaldykul, Burulcha

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