A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase an oven for baking cakes.

Mahpuza's Group's story

Mahpuza S. is the leader of this group. She is 39 and married and has raised a son and two daughters. The first daughter helps her mom with her business, and the other children are at school.

A year ago, with an initial investment of 20,000 soms Mahpuza started to take orders and prepare cakes and cookies. In this way she earns 5,000 soms per month. Her husband works as a driver and his monthly salary is 5,000 soms.

Mahpuza applied for the loan because she needs money to purchase an oven for baking cakes. In the future she wants to expand her business and open a big store.

The other members are:

Dilabzahon H. is the treasurer of the group. She is 37 and married with a son and two daughters, all of them in school. Her husband is a private entrepreneur: several years ago he saved money and purchased welding equipment to provide welding services. He also resells metal. In this way he makes 5,000 soms per month. With money received from the loan Dilabzahon and her husband want to purchase more materials needed to provide welding services. In the future she plans to start repairing her house.

Nargizahon M., 28, is married with a son and two daughters. Her daughters are at school but her son is not yet old enough. Five years ago, with an initial investment of 10,000 soms, Nargizahon rented a place and started to sell convenience goods and cosmetics. But then, because of family reasons, she stopped her business. Now, she has started to breed livestock. With money received from the loan she wants to purchase a sheep to increase the number of her livestock. The rest of the money she will use to restart her previous business activity.

Mohirahon S., 59, is married with a son who is 31 and works as a welder. Mohirahon and her husband are farmers. They breed livestock and cultivate different fruits and vegetables. With money received from the loan Mohirahon wants to purchase sheep for breeding and mineral fertilizer for her farm. In the future she plans to start repairing her house.

--- 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.

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In this group: Mahpuza, Dilabzahon, Nargizahon, Mohirahon

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