A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase a variety of goods for her kiosk.

Anarkul's Group's story

Anarkul S. is the leader of this group. She is 46, married, and her husband works as a teacher at the vocational school, receiving 2,500 soms per month.

Anarkul has a kiosk where she sells convenience goods. She started this activity eight years ago with the initial investment of 300 soms and now she makes 2,000 soms per month. There are three children in their family: two sons and a daughter. The first son works in construction, the second son went to Russia to work to earn some money, and the daughter studies at school. When the daughter is free, she helps her mom in the kiosk.

With money received from the loan, Anarkul wants to purchase a variety of goods: 20 kg of rigatoni, 10 kg of sugar, 20 bars of soap, 20 packs of juice, 3 blocks of cigarettes and 20 packs of powdered detergent. In the future she wants to expand her business and open a big store.

Zarylkan E. is the treasurer of the group. She is 63 and a widow. Thirteen years ago, with the initial investment of 3,000 soms, she bought a calf and, since that moment, started to breed cattle. With money received from the loan she wants to purchase hay for her cattle.

Mukaddas S., 40, is married. She makes and sells bread while her husband works as a taxi driver. Mukaddas started to sell bread eight years ago with the initial investment of 30,000 soms and now she makes 19,000 soms per month. There are four children in her family and all of them are students. If any of the family members has free time, he or she helps Mukaddas with her activity. With money received from the loan Mukkadas wants to purchase 50 bags of flour. In the future she plans to build a big house for her children.

Dinara D., 21, is married and her husband works as a driver earning 2,500 soms per month. Dinara applied for the loan because she needs money to purchase a washing machine for her mom.

Roza O., 53, is a widow. She has two sons: the older son is a bus driver and the second son is a student. Roza works as a nurse and earns 6,000 soms per month. She also breeds cattle, which she has been doing for thirty years. She now she wants to obtain a loan to purchase a calf and hay for her cattle. In the future she wants to save some money to contribute to her son’s wedding.

--- 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: Anarkul, Zarylkan, Mukaddas, Dinara, Roza

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