A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase cattle.

Gulmira's Group's story

Gulmira C. is the leader of the group. She is 32 and married. Her family has five children. All the children except youngest one are school pupils. Gulmira’s husband supports the family by selling cattle. Four years ago, he was a teacher. He began selling farm animals. Now he has two cows. The loan purpose is to purchase cattle. In the future Gulmira is planning to increase the total number of cattle.

Sharipa N., 36, is married. Her spouse is a private taxi-driver. The couple has four children who are all school pupils. Sharipa runs her own business sewing national wares (national pillows, blankets and so on). She has been doing this for 15 years. After finishing school, she started to take small orders at home. Out of the profits, she bought a car and cattle. The loan purpose is to purchase goats. Sharipa, together with her family, is planning to make major house repairs and obtain an automobile.

Mamaturaim I., 52, is married. His wife earns money by working as a seamstress. The couple has five children. The eldest son works in Bishkek, the daughter is a student, one is working in Russia, and the youngest daughter is a schoolgirl. The whole family is engaged in cattle breeding. Eight years ago, Mamaturaim made his bread by selling automobile spare parts. With the profit, he has been buying livestock animals. By now, his earnings make it possible to pay for his daughter’s studies. The loan purpose is to purchase two calves. This father aims to put his children on their own feet.

Aitilla K., 50, is married. Her family has four children. Her daughter is married and lives in Bishkek. Her elder son lives in Kara-Balta, another one is a herder and the youngest son is a private builder. The family runs a business breeding cattle. Due to years of working hard, they have managed to increase the cattle stock and purchase a house. The loan purpose is to obtain livestock animals. Aitilla is planning to build a house and to arrange her son’s wedding.

Altynai A., 31, is married. Her family has three children. The oldest children are school pupils. Altynai’s husband's profession is carpentry and he breeds cattle. In six years, they have managed to increase the total number of animals. Now they keep 4 cows and 2 calves. The loan purpose is to purchase cattle. The family intends to build a new house and to increase cattle stock.

--- 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: Gulmira, Sharipa, Mamaturaim, Aitilla, Altynai

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