A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase ten bags of flour.

Begimzhan's Group's story

Begimzhan I. is the leader of this group. She is forty-nine and married. She has three sons who are are eighteen, sixteen and twelve. Her elder son works in a hospital and the younger two go to school. Her husband is a taxi driver. One year ago, Begimzhan decided to start selling flour. She started her business with an initial investment of 2,000 KGS. Then she increased her income to approximately $110 a month. On the profits from her business, she bought a car for her family. Now, she is planning to purchase ten bags of flour for reselling, but she doesn’t have enough money, so she applied for a loan.

Group members:

Anarbiubiu A. is the treasurer of the group. She is forty-two and married. She has four children: her daughters are twenty-three, twenty-two and eighteen, and her son is three years old. She is applying for a loan in order to buy furniture for her house.

Elvira A. is twenty-eight and married. She has five children: her daughters are ten, eight and six years old and her sons are three and six months. All her daughters go to school. Two years ago, she started cattle breeding with the 10,000 KGS she obtained through the sale of vegetables from their vegetable garden. Now, they have increased their cattle number to five. Also, on the profits from cattle breeding they have started the construction of their own five-room house. They are applying for a loan in order to buy construction materials for their house so as to finish it before the winter period. Then, she will repay this loan with the help of profits from cattle breeding.

Ainagul A. is fifty-five and married. She has six children: her daughters are thirty-seven, thirty-six and eighteen and her sons are twenty-six, fifteen and five years old. Her first daughter is involved in agriculture, her second daughter is a seamstress, and her oldest son owns his business. The other children go to school. She is applying for a loan in order to buy solar oil for harvesting crops.

Zhamiyla M., 51, is married. She has three daughters and three sons. The daughters are married and live separately with their families and the sons are working. Zhamiyla and her husband are farmers. In 1995, when the collective farms broke up, they got a piece of land and since then Zhamiyla and her husband have been cultivating various fruits and vegetables. With money received from the loan she wants to purchase fuel for farming.

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

This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance (MBF), a young, ambitious and socially-focused Microfinance Institution in Kyrgyzstan.
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In this group: Begimzhan, Anarbiubiu, Elvira, Ainagul, Zhamiyla

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