A loan of $1,600 helped a member to purchase a sewing-machine.

Jamila's Group's story

Jamila O. is the leader of this group. She is 56 years old and she is married. Her husband is engaged in farming in spite of his being a pensioner (his pension is about 3300 soms per month). The couple has raised a son, 34, who earns money by selling timber.

Jamila runs her own business which involves sewing national clothes. This businesslike woman has a mini-workshop with necessary equipment. Out of total profits, the family has managed to open a small grocery shop. In order to purchase a sewing-machine and supplies for making her national clothing, Jamila hopes to get a loan. In the future she is planning to sell all her working data.

Jamila’s partners:

Karybek T., 63, is married. He has a son. Karybek and his wife raise money by cultivating and selling crops. During 10 years of working hard, the family has managed to increase cattle stock. The loan purpose is to purchase wheat and chemical fertilizers.

Rahimberdi M., 52, is married. His family has 4 children. The family makes their income by cattle breeding; currently they are keeping 6 cows and 8 other livestock animals. The loan purpose is to purchase 3 livestock animals for increasing the total number of stock.

Gulnar C. is the treasurer of the group. She is 52 and widowed. Being alone, she has to bring up 4 children. The family makes money by cattle breeding and selling dairy products. In order to increase cattle stock, Gulnar intends to obtain a calf. For this purpose, she needs to get a loan.

--- 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).

MBF is the only Microfinance Institute in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about MBF and view a Video presentation about the organization, please visit: http://www.kiva.org/about/aboutPartner?id=135

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In this group: Jamila, Karybek, Rahimberdi, Gulnar

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