A loan of $1,225 helped a member to purchase more cattle for fattening and sale.

Gulnara's Group's story

Gulnara S. is the leader of this group. She is forty six and married with four children: her daughters are fifteen and twenty and her sons are twenty and twenty-four. Her elder son works in Bishkek (the capital of Kyrgyzstan), her second son is farmer, her elder daughter is a student and her youngest daughter goes to school. Her husband is veterinarian.

As their children grow, their expenses grow too. Therefore, in order to provide for all the members of the family, Gulnara decided to start cattle breeding. She is applying for a loan to buy cattle that she is planning to fatten and sell at a higher price. With the profits, she is planning to continue construction of her new house and improve her family’s living conditions.

The other group members are:

Ryskul K. K. is the treasurer of the group. She is twenty and single. She already applied for a loan before and used the loan to buy cattle for breeding. She successfully resold the cattle at a higher price after fattening and repaid the loan. Now she wants to continue cattle breeding and therefore is again applying for a loan in order to buy cattle for fattening and sale. She plans to spend the profits from cattle breeding on the purchase of more cattle for breeding. This is how she plans to significantly increase the number of her cattle.

Alymkul K. is fifty and married. She has five children: her sons are fifteen and twenty-five and her daughters are twelve, twenty and twenty-four years old. Her husband is veterinarian. She is also engaged in cattle breeding. Now, she plans to increase the number of her cattle. Thus, she is applying for a loan that will help her to buy cattle for fattening and sale. She plans to divide the profits from cattle breeding and use part of them on the payment of her daughter’s tuition fees to the institution of higher education and another part on the purchase of more cattle.

Aida Z. is thirty-three and married. She has two children: her daughter is ten and her son is twelve. Both of them go to school. Her husband is a builder and Aida is a teacher at the local school. Still, they decided to breed cattle two years ago in order to make additional income. They applied for a loan and bought cattle. However, they want to continue to increase the number of their cattle and therefore they are applying for a loan. With the profits from cattle breeding, Aida wants to reinvest in cattle breeding and spend some on the continuation of her house construction.

--- 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.

Mol Bulak Finance is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development on the basis of the 3-Ps concept - People (building human capital and taking care of its customers and the society as well), Profit (to be profitable in order to grow further) and the Planet (taking care of the environment). It is also the only MFI in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about Mol Bulak and view a video presentation about the organization, please visit: www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135.

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In this group: Gulnara, Ryskul, Alymkul, Aida

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