A loan of $2,275 helped to purchase summer clothing and school uniforms.

Zamira's story

Zamira, 38, is a resident of Tup. She is married and has three children; the youngest is seven. Zamira’s husband drives a cab in order to make a living, while she runs a small dairy business and an apparel stall. Every morning the livestock yields up to 15 liters of milk, which she sells for 8 soms per liter. After finishing this, later in the morning, she heads to a local bazaar to start retailing clothing.

In 2005 Zamira used to retail food products, however due to low results, she switched to retailing clothing. Thanks to these financial inflows, the family budget can cover tuition payment for Zarina’s older son and provide the entire family with basic needs. Her initial investment was 12,000 soms, and currently the business is generating 3,000 soms per month. Zamira addressed Kiva lenders for financial assistance, because she needs to stock her small shop with summer clothing and school uniforms for the upcoming start of the academic year. She is thankful to all lenders who make such a big contribution to the development of her business.

--- 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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