A loan helped to purchase lighting equipment for her cafe.


Şükriye's story

Şükriye is a 36-year-old mother of one beautiful boy.

After learning about the microfinance system and how microcredit helped others kickstart their journey, she received her first small capital loan from TGMP, a Kiva Field Partner.

Previously, Şükriye created new embroidery and needlecraft decoration pieces and sold them to close friends and neighbors to support herself and her young son.

Şükriye later started running a cafe with her friends where they are planning to employ 15 women. She would like to use her Kiva loan to purchase lighting equipment for her cafe.

Şükriye appreciates all the support from Kiva lenders.


This loan is special because:

it supports underserved women in rural parts of Turkey



Loan details


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Loan details