A loan of $1,525 helped a member to purchase spare parts to repair vehicles.

Zhiparkul's Group's story

Zhiparkul N. is the leader of the group, 47. Her husband makes money providing car repair services, and they have a 15-year-old son attending school. Seven years ago with the initial investment of 10000 soms ($216.82) Zhiparkul’s husband started his car repair business and now earns 30000 soms ($650.47) per month. With money received from the loan they are planning to purchase spare parts to repair the vehicles. In the future Zhiparkul and her husband hope to expand their business to improve their living conditions.

Zhiprakul S. 44, is the treasurer of the group. Her husband works as a shoemaker, and they have a 16-year-old-son who is a student. Four years ago Zhiparkul got a loan of 12000 soms ($260.19) and began selling children’s clothes on the market and now earns 24000 soms ($520.38) per month. She applied for the loan to purchase summer season clothes and increase the turnover.

Aida T., 30, is married to a taxi-driver. They have a three-year-old son and five-year-old daughter. Aida works as a teaching assistant in a kindergarten classroom. She and her husband make 7100 soms ($153.94) per month. With money received from the loan, Aida wants to purchase a washing machine in order to improve their living conditions.

Mairamkul I. 40, has three daughters, two of them studying at school while the third is just three years old. Her husband works as a railroad assistant engineer. In order to make money, Mairamkul has been selling fish for six years, earning 15000 soms ($325.23) per month. With money received from the loan, Mairamkul plans to purchase two beds and buy more fish to resell.

Karypbek S., 55, is married to a factory worker earning 7500 soms ($162.61) per month. They have three children, all attending school. With money received from the loan, Karypbek wants to purchase a fridge to improve their living conditions.

--- Where Did This Loan Come From? ---

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In this group: Zhiparkul, Zhiprakul, Aida, Mairamkul, Karypbek

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