A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy ingredients for flat cakes.

Iqbol's Group's story

Iqbol, the leader of this group, comes from the rural town of Kant. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, most of the industrial factories stopped working, and there was little opportunity to work for the government. Alert people switched to commerce. They started to trade in various goods or opened their own businesses. Lots of people have gone abroad in search of work. Iqbol has been lucky, since she and her husband stayed in the city. They have been able to make their living in Kant.

Her husband is a builder. They are raising five children. The eldest daughter is thirteen, and the smallest son is just a year and half. Iqbol inherited a trade from her parents, making flat cakes. She invested $23 and started selling flat cakes at home. It has been six years since she started, and now she has a net profit of $95 a month.

Iqbol’s elder daughter helps her look after the little kids and also helps her knead dough. Her husband helps her buy and transport flour. Sometimes her children stay outside with Iqbol and help her sell the flat cakes.

Currently, Iqbol needs a loan to purchase three sacks of flour, salt and yeast for baking flat cakes. She has big plans for expanding her business and helping her children get an education and get on their feet.

Iqbol’s group partners:

Zebiniso, 38, is a builder’s wife. She has six children. Zebiniso and her husband have recently collected beet crops. They also keep hens and sell eggs. They need a loan to buy a cow, so that they do not have to buy milk for their children.

Mukimjon, 48, trades in vegetables: potatoes, beets and radishes. He has three children. Mukimjon hopes to provide them with a good education and wants his daughters to marry. Mukimjon needs a loan to invest in purchasing vegetables wholesale.

Salomat, 43, has four children. Her husband works as a builder. Salomat bakes and sells flat cakes. She hopes to obtain a loan to buy several sacks of flour.

--- 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.

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In this group: Iqbol, Zebiniso, Mukimjon, Salomat

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