A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase sheep.

Turduhan's Group's story

Turduhan D. is the leader of this group. She is sixty and married. She has seven children: her sons are forty-one, thirty-nine, thirty-seven, thirty-two, twenty-eight, twenty-two and her daughter is thirty-three. All her children work as sellers at “Dordoi” market in Bishkek (the capital of Kyrgyzstan) and each of them sends their mother 6,000 soms monthly. Her husband is farmer, and she breeds cattle. Twenty years ago, she started to breed livestock with initial investment of 1000 soms. Now, reselling some livestock after fattening and at a higher price, she makes 3,000 soms per month. She is applying for a loan in order to buy four sheep and increase her turnover and as a result her profits. In the future, she is planning to celebrate the marriage of one of her sons.

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Zymyrat K. is treasurer of the group. She is forty-six and married. She has four children: her sons are twenty-three and twenty-one, and her daughters are twenty-three and twenty-one. Her sons works as builders in Russia and their monthly income is 25,000 soms. Her husband is a taxi driver. Zymyrat breeds cattle and sews traditional clothing. She started twenty-four years ago with an initial investment of 1,000 soms. Now, cattle breeding and sewing traditional clothing brings her 1,500 soms monthly. She is applying for a loan to buy more cattle and increase her turnover. With the profits from cattle breeding, she is planning to help her sons enter institutions of higher education.

Nurzhamal T. is forty-eight and married. She has five children: her sons are eighteen, thirteen, and nineteen, and her daughters are twenty-four and twenty-two years old. Her daughters work in a sewing workshop, while Nurzhamal breeds cattle. She started cattle breeding twenty-eight years ago with initial investment of 1,000 soms. With the help of cattle breeding, she earns 1,500 soms monthly. She is applying for a loan to buy more cattle. In the future, she is planning to help her sons establish themselves in life.

Narynbek I. is twenty-two and single. He lives with his mother who is a farmer. He breeds cattle. Two years ago, he started with a purchase of cattle for 1,000 soms. Monthly, he now earns 1,500 soms from cattle breeding. He is applying for a loan in order to purchase additional cattle to raise. In the future, with the help of profits from cattle breeding, he plans to marry.

--- 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: Turduhan, Zymyrat, Nurzhamal, Narynbek

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