A loan of $1,475 helped a member purchasing cattle.


Sovetkan's Group's story

Sovetkan H. is the leader of this group. She is forty-seven and a widow. She has five children: her daughters are twenty-seven, twenty-three, twenty-two, and twenty, and her son is seventeen years old. Her daughters are married and live independently, her elder son lives with Sovetkan and helps her, and her youngest son is studying religious studies in Turkey.

With the help of her elder son, Sovetkan breeds cattle. She started two years ago with initial investment of 15,000 soms. She has been able to educate her children on the profits from cattle breeding and increase her income to 3,000 soms. She is applying for a loan in order to purchase cattle for breeding. In the future, she is planning to increase her cattle herd further and make repairs to her house.

Group members:

Ainur M. is the treasurer of the group. She is forty-six and married. She has three sons of twenty-two, nineteen, and seventeen years old. Her elder son graduated from medical college, her second son is a student in an institution of higher education, and her youngest son is expected to graduate from high school this year. Her husband is a veterinarian. She breeds cattle and resells veterinary medicines.

They started fifteen years ago with the purchase of cattle for 15,000 soms. They have been able to educate their children, open a veterinary drug store, build a house, and increase their monthly income to 5,000 soms. In the near future, they are planning to buy more cattle, marry their son, and purchase household appliances.

Sypaiy K. is forty-nine and married. She has three children: her sons are twenty-four and nineteen and her daughter is twenty-three years old. Her elder son is a merchant, her elder daughter is married and lives independently, and her youngest son is at home.

She farms and breeds cattle and her son and husband help her. Also, she sells from eight to nine liters of milk each morning. They started fifteen years ago with a purchase of cattle for 6,000 soms. They have built a shed, purchased a house, educated their children, and increased their income to 2,000 soms. She is applying for a loan in order to purchase additional cattle. It would increase her turnover and as a result, it would increase her profits. In the near future, she is planning to buy more cattle and purchase furniture.

Dinara U. is forty-six and married. She has five children: her daughters are twenty-two, sixteen, twelve and her sons are twenty and eight years old. Her elder daughter is married and lives independently, her elder son is a student at an institution of higher education, and all her other children go to school.

She breeds cattle and her children actively help her. Also, she sells twenty liters of milk a day. She started cattle breeding three years ago with initial investment of 15,000 soms. With the profits from cattle breeding, she educated her son and increased her turnover. She is applying for a loan in order to purchase more cattle for breeding. In the near future, she is planning to buy more cattle, marry her son, and purchase household appliances.

--- 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.

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).

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In this group: Sovetkan , Ainur , Sypaiy , Dinara


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