A loan of $1,125 helped a member to purchase cattle.


Irina's Group's story

Irina, 40, is the leader of this group. A few years ago she became a widow, but it didn’t keep her from becoming an ideal parent and a role model for her three daughters and a son. Two of her kids still depend on Irina financially and that motivates her to provide a steady income.

For four years Irina has been breeding cattle. A loan received in 2007 helped her to get involved in this small business. Along with cattle breeding Irina is involved in a home supplies retail outlet in a local market. Thanks to both businesses, Irina receives a profit of 4,000 soms per month. Now the herd has been expanded to three head. Irina plans to continue breeding cattle, therefore she asks Kiva lenders to finance the purchase of one head of cattle. Irina’s big wish and a long-term goal is to build a house of her own.

--- 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

If you would like to support and learn more about Kyrgyzstan and microfinance in Central Asia, please join our Lending Team - Supporters of Kyrgyzstan – Mol Bulak Finance at http://kiva.org/team/kyrgyzstan. Members will get special updates and news from Kiva Fellows in Kyrgyzstan and from the MBF staff.

In this group: Irina , Galina, Marat, Baktybek


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