A loan of $550 helped a member to expand her assortment of vegetables.

Aigul's Group's story

It is delightful to see people striving to improve their living conditions. Probably the main factor driving these people to go forward is the sole conviction of these people that they deserve something better in this life than to just obtain allowances from Government and wait for better times. Maybe another factor which makes these people different from the crowd is their feeling of responsibility for the future of their children. They feel themselves responsible for building a decent life for the sake of the wellbeing of their children.

Aigul T., the leader of this group, is forty-three years old and is divorced. She has a daughter who has turned twenty-one and who works in a private company, obtaining a salary of $60.

Aigul trades in vegetables at the market and her income is somewhere around $175 a month. During summertime her daughter helps her in the business. Aigul started selling vegetables fifteen years ago. During this time she has been able to buy a two-room flat (apartment) and see her daughter married.

Aigul wants to expand her assortment of vegetables and therefore decided to apply for this loan. One of her future plans is to send her daughter to college.

Aigul’s partners are:

Cholpon O., 41, is the mother of two children, both of whom go to school. Her husband is retired and receives a pension. She works as a teacher and also trades in cosmetics, selling to her colleagues at school. She needs a loan to increase her turnover.

Damira A., 41, has four daughters. Her husband provides welding services while Damira stays at home with a child. She and her husband have been able to buy a house, even though their salaries are not so high. Now Damira needs a loan to buy a circular.

Juma M., 51, is a taxi-driver. He manages to earn two to three dollars a day. His spouse is a housewife and they have two children. His elder son is also a driver, working in the capital. Juma needs a loan, as he plans to buy a battery.

--- 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 the 3-Ps concept - People (building human capital and taking care of its customers and the society as well), Profit (to be profitable in order to grow further) and the Planet (taking care of the environment). It is also the only MFI in Kyrgyzstan that 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: www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135.

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In this group: Aigul, Cholpon , Damira , Juma

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