A loan of $550 helped a member to buy seed potatoes, mineral fertilizer and to get prepared for sowing.

Karimova Labarhan's Group's story

Labarhan, 57, is the leader of this group. She was born in Aravan village and has been living there since then. She is married and has three children, all of whom are married and live separately except her youngest son. Like Labarhan, her husband is also a farmer.

Here, in our country, usually the youngest child stays with the parents and looks after them, especially when they become older. Her son is 29 years old and works as a taxi driver in the village. He has three children, and two sons are twins! Quite a rare case for almost everybody! Labarhan’s daughter-in-law is a housewife and also looks after the family business.

Labarhan and her family have land where potatoes and cotton are cultivated. For this loan Labarhan is planning to buy seed potatoes, mineral fertilizer and get prepared for sowing. She has been in this business for sixteen years. In the future her family is planning to buy additional land and also to start livestock breeding. Maybe later loans will be disbursed for this purpose.

Bahtiyor, 38, is the father of four children: three daughters and one son. The middle daughter is a disabled person but all the others go to school. Bahtiyor is a farmer and he will use the loan to buy cotton seed and fertilizer. Bahtiyor also keeps two bulls for breeding and wants to increase the number of his livestock.

Sabahathan, 55, is also a farmer. Her family has a total of 0.5 hectares (1.25 acres) of land and she cultivates potatoes and wheat there. She needs a loan to prepare for spring sowing, which requires her to plow and buy seed potatoes. She is married with one son who in turn is married and has one son. All the family members, including Sabahathan’s husband, take an active role in the family business. This year Sabahathan is planning to make repairs to her house.

Gulanarahon is 25 years old and the youngest member of this solidarity group, but not the least. She is married with one son. She will use this loan to buy textiles to start a new business. Before getting married she helped her mother and they had a little sewing workshop. So she is planning to open her own workshop to produce garments, coverings, etc. This is her number one priority as well as to bring up a good son!

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: Sabahathan, Labarhan, Bahtiyor, Gulanarahon

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