A loan of $975 helped a member to purchase garlic and currants for resale.

Alymkan's Group's story

Alymkan, 50, is the treasurer of this group. She resides with her husband and two sons in Tyup, a northern lake town. The business story of this entrepreneur started seven years ago; however, she’s been a part of the farming community for quite a long period of time. Both older and younger generations of Alymkan’s family used to be respected farmers, but Alymkan was the first to turn the family activity into a successful business.

Every fall she sells all the crops she gathered, and throughout the rest of the year she sells food and agricultural products at the market. Alymkan’s achievements include the construction of a family house and the purchase of an automobile. Throughout these seven years, the business yields up to 10,000 soms per month. The start up capital is 50,000 soms.

Alymkan plans to continue work at the retail food market until the fall season, when she’ll be able to sell her own crops. Therefore, she would like to make a wholesale purchase of garlic and currants for future retail sale. Her wish for the nearest future is to get enough revenue in order to organize a wedding ceremony for her older son.

--- 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.
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In this group: Alymkan, Ainagul, Uulkan
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