A loan of $1,425 helped a member to purchase a computer.

Gulnaz's Group's story

Gulnaz A., the 33-year-old leader of this group, resides in Balykchi, a small town of 41,500 people by Lake Issyk Kul. It is the place where Gulnaz and her husband grew up, married and established a family of three children. In 11 years of marriage, the family has made several attempts at starting a business, all in vain until eight years ago when they found the means to open a salon to provide computer services.

In a small town many residents don’t have access to either the Internet or a personal computer. The salon has become a very reliable means of communication with the outside world, and Gulnaz’s customers include youth who come to enjoy computer games or social networks and adults who use e-mail and office supplies.

The business was started with capital of 60,000 soms to purchase six computers. Gulnaz has since improved arrangements in the salon and expanded the business, resulting in a monthly income of 30,000 soms which has allowed her to purchase a long-waited apartment. Gulnaz’s portion of this loan will be used to buy necessary parts for the computers and a central processing unit.

--- 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: Gulnaz, Aizanat, Almagul, Guliza

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