A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase mineral fertilizers and flour.

Shahriboni's Group's story

Shahriboni M. is the leader of the group. She is 42 and married with a son and daughter. Her son is twenty and works in Russia, while the daughter is a seventeen-year-old handicapped person. When the collective farms broke up in 1995, Shahriboni got a piece of land upon which she started cultivating rice and cotton. Her husband works in construction, and when he is free, he helps his wife with her farming. Selling her harvest makes Shahriboni 4800 KGS per month. Shahriboni applied for a loan because she needs money to purchase mineral fertilizers. In the near future she plans to celebrate her son’s wedding.

Zhananhon S., 45, is married and has a daughter and two sons. One son works in construction with his dad, the other is engaged in farming, and her daughter studies at school. Zhananhon has been growing corn and sunflowers since 1995. With money received from the loan she wants to purchase mineral fertilizers for her farm. In the future she plans to purchase a piece of land and start building a house for her son.

Ruslanbek A., 48, is married with a daughter and a son, both of whom are at school. Ruslandbek grows corn while his wife works as a cleaner at a school. Ruslanbek makes 3600 KGS per month through his corn. With money received from the loan he wants to purchase fertilizer and hire labor for sowing his field. In the future he wants to provide his children with a good education.

Turganbubu M. is the treasurer of the group. She is 44 and married with three daughters and a son. Her oldest daughter studies at university, her second daughter and her son are at school, and her youngest daughter, under seven years old, is preschool age. Turganbubu is a baker who earns 6000 KGS per month. Her husband works in construction, making 4000 KGS a month. With money received from the loan Turganbubu wants to purchase flour for baking bread. In the future she wants to build a house for her son.

About MBF:

This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance (MBF), a young, ambitious and socially-focused microfinance institution in Kyrgyzstan. MBF is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development and upholds the triple bottom line: People (building human capital and taking care of its customers as well as society), Planet (keeping environmentally friendly) and Profit (earning revenue to expand autonomously). MBF is the only microfinance institute in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year.

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In this group: Shahriboni , Zhananhon , Ruslanbek , Turganbubu

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