A loan of $1,425 helped a member to pay for the granddaughter's education at university.

Burulkan's Group's story

Burulkan M. is the leader of this group. She is 74 and a widow. She has one son. Burulkan is a pensioner; her pension benefit is 3500 soms per month. Over 4 years she has managed to build a temporary house. She needs to get a loan in order to pay her granddaughter's university study. She cherishes a hope to see her children happy.

Asel M. is the treasurer of the group. She is 36 and married. Together with her spouse, who is a farmer, they are raising three children; their sons are schoolboys and their daughter goes to kindergarten. 15 years ago, the head of the family privatized a building, which later was reshaped into a café. Now this café is the main source of family income. Out of the profits they have managed to purchase a house. The family hopes to get a loan in order to buy some café implements. In future Asel is planning to develop the business further.

Berdibek J., 49, married. His wife earns her living by working in a shop as a saleswoman (she earns 2500 soms per month). The couple has 2 sons; both of them are schoolboys. Berdibek supports his family by working as a watchman at a petroleum station, besides he is an MIA pensioner, and on the basis of this fact gets a pension benefit. His total earnings are about 10,000 soms per month. During 5 years of working hard, the family has managed to increase their herd of cattle. The loan purpose is to purchase cattle for fattening. In future Berdibek is planning to buy a house and a car.

Sagynbek I. U., 54, is married. Together with his wife he runs their own family business. As his wife has vocational education, they rented premises and opened a pharmacy. I.’s duty is helping his wife to transport medicines. The family wants to use the loan money for commodity circulation. In future they are planning to purchase a car and to expand the business even more.

--- 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: Burulkan, Asel, Berdibek, Sagynbek

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