A loan of $800 helped a member to purchase chickens.


Orazkhan's Group's story

According to statistics, women in Central Asia are two times less likely to open businesses than men. There are a number of reasons, like fear of risk and lack of knowledge about managing a business. However, Orazkhan is not among those people.

Orazkhan, 42, is the leader of this group. She knows that a good business should be profitable, both for her and society. Four years ago, while breeding and reselling cattle which brought only intermittent income, she decided to start another type of profitable business – a chicken farm. With an initial startup capital of 6,000 soms, Orazkhan purchased 60 productive chickens. After two months of keeping the poultry in warm and sanitized conditions, the hens reached a state of giving at least two eggs a day each. Besides distributing eggs to her neighbors at market price, Orazkhan usually has more left for her family’s consumption. The business helps her provide her family with nutritious food like chicken and diversify the menu. Throughout these four years, Orazkhan has been making 6,000 - 7,000 soms income per month, which is quite enough to help her husband and their daughter. The loan requested by Orazkhan will be invested into development of the business and buying more chickens.

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Where Did This Loan Come From?

This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance (MBF), a young and ambitious 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 micro-finance 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 the Kiva Fellows in Kyrgyzstan and the MBF staff.

In this group: Orazkhan , Jailoobek, Nurgul
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