A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase materials for sewing new kinds of national clothing and thus be able to attract more customers and finally increase sales.

Gulzada's Group's story

Gulzada is the leader of this group. She is twenty five and has one child. Her married life has ended as soon as it started. Now Gulzada is divorced and has to raise her child herself. Gulzada is not the kind of person to whine and snivel. Instead she just has turned another page of her life is full of energy to keep going. At least Gulzada’s aunt has been helping her for the time being to look after the child. For living Gulzada sews national clothing. Gulzada got involved in sewing due to her aunt, who saw her skill and found the best way to use it. Gulzada’s aunt provided her with the initial capital to start up. She gave her 350$ so that Gulzada was able to purchase all the necessary materials and fabric. During past three years Gulzada has got new customers and increased her turnover. Currently her monthly income constitutes 280$. It is almost 80% of the initial aunt’s capital. Gulzada has become a lot more experienced and learned how to make many kinds of national clothing for sale. She now wants to get a loan to purchase materials for sewing new kinds of national clothing and thus be able to attract more customers and finally increase her sales. On profit gained, she plans to buy a sewing machine and overstitching machine to increase her efficiency and produce more qualitative clothing. Gulzada’s ultimate dream is to have her own flat.

These are Gulzada’s partners: Aisalkyn, Elmira and Iskenderbek.

Aisalkyn is divorced. She has no children. Currently she is engaged in commerce at a local market. A sister of hers helped her to set up in business. Now Aisalkyn manages everything herself. Aisalkyn has applied for this loan to purchase new goods.

Elmira, 38, has three children. Her husband is a builder. She works in a bakery and sells national bread. Elmira’s monthly income is 140$. Elmira needs this loan to invest it in buying ingredients (wheat flour, yeast, etc). Elmira wants expand her business and start saving money to buy a big house.

Iskenderbek, 34, has three children. Iskenderbek earns his family’s living by working in a building company. He transports building materials on his own car. His wife works as a charwoman. Iskenderbek has applied for this loan to invest it in buying auto spares for his car.

--- 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: Gulzada, Aisalkyn, Elmira, Iskenderbek

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