A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase a sewing machine.


Zoya's Group's story

According to top designers of Kyrgyztan, the textile industry of the country has an extreme need for human resources. There are many designers, who are generators of ideas and low-level seamstresses, who execute the intended idea. However, very often both sides face misunderstandings which are caused by the absence of a middle linkage between them. The industry is in need of mid-level employees who would interpret top designers' ideas into small tasks for seamstresses.

Zoya, 53, is the leader of this group. She is one of those linkage employees who are critically important for any business. Zoya is married and has been providing private sewing and designing services for two years. She acquired these skills while working for a local fashion house. Her business was started with the purchase of a sewing machine for 10,000 soms. This equipment is Zoya's main asset and helps create hundreds of looks. A monthly profit is around 6,000 soms (~$135); however, a very small part of it is saved for the purchase of additional equipment. Zoya would like to use the loan for the purchase of a new type of sewing machine that would definitely improve the quality of her clothing.

--- 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: Zoya, Joldoshbek, Shaiyrkul
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