A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy a cow for breeding in order to resale it later.

Mayramkul's Group's story

When the whole world is changing and the way of life of entire nations is transformed, competent individuals also begin to react to the developments. When the economy, way of life, and ideology of the post-Soviet countries began to change, the most farsighted people immediately recognized the necessity of taking up private enterprise. The heroes of this story were such people; the majority of them decided to work at the market.

Mayramkul M. is the leader of this group. Together with her family Mayramkul lives in the city of Karabalta. Mayramkul has three children: a son and two daughters. Mayramkul and her husband found their niche in animal husbandry. They decided to fatten and re-sell livestock and they have been in the business for the last six years. When they were starting out, they sold their cow to buy two bull-calves and fatten them up. Today they have an income of about 14 thousand som from the re-sale of animals. In the last few years they have been able to buy a car and through this business they have the means to send their youngest daughter to the university, paying her tuition. The oldest son is working in South Korea; the middle daughter is married; the youngest daughter is studying at a university and working as a hairdresser. Mayramkul and her husband need the loan to buy a cow for re-sale on the market. In the future they plan to build a large house.

Mayramkul has three partners in the group:

Bakytbek T. is 42 years old. Bakytbek's wife went to Russia to earn money. Bakytbek is the father of two grown children. The son works in construction, the daughter is in college. Bakytbek himself is a carpenter and sells objects made of wood such as handles for axes, dough rollers, and cutting boards. Bakytbek needs the loan to buy construction materials.

Salima A. is 42 years old; she is the mother of four children. Salima's husband works as a loader at the market. Her daughters work in a sewing shop; one of her sons goes to school and the other is a preschooler. Salima sells potatoes and is requesting the loan to purchase potatoes to sell.

Azizakhan A. is 42 years old. Together with her husbans she sells vegetables at the market. Azizakhan has five children. The older children are old enough to help their parents with business. Azizakhan needs to loan in order to buy fruit to increase the selection of her goods.

--- 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: Mayramkul, Bakytbek, Salima, Azizakhan

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Melyakova

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