Bedriye is married and she has two children. She has an art atelier. She has been busy with this work for four years. She has customers from all the segments of the society. At first she had opened a small workplace, but then after she transformed it into a very beatiful art atelier. Now, with her second credit, she wants to buy a machine for glass processing. She wants to widen the variety of the products in her atelier. Also in this sense, the credit is very important for her. She aims to enlarge her atelier and educate students in this field. Bedriye is a successful, determined artist.
Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff and voluunters
Bedriye Hanım evli ve 2 çocuğu var. Sanat atölyesi var,4 yıldır bu iş ile uğraşıyor. Her kesimden müşterileri var. Küçük bir dükkan olarak açılan yeri, ilerleyen dönemlerde çok güzel bir sanat atölyesine çevirmiş. Maya’dan aldığı bu 2.kredi ile,cam işleyebilmek için bir makine alıcak. Atölyesinde,ürün çeşidini geliştirmek istiyor bu nedenle çektiği kredi kesinlikle onun için çok önemli. İleride atölyesini daha büyütüp,bu alanda öğrenciler yetiştirmek istiyor. Bedriye Hanım,çok başarılı,azimli ve sanatçı.
Although Turkey is one of the largest economies in the region, it has not reached its potential for microfinance investment. Deficient legal structures for microfinance credit initiatives and lack of quality information about microfinance demand and structure in Turkey are the largest obstacles to improvements in the field. Under these challenging conditions, Maya provides group and individual loans to low-income women who lack access to the financial services they need in order to start or improve their own small-scale businesses. Maya borrowers are part of lending groups, but are posted to Kiva as individuals. Therefore, lenders are exposed to additional risk of default in the event that a member of this borrower's group defaults on her loan. Maya, established in 2002, was Turkey’s first microcredit program. Maya is Kiva’s first Field Partner in Turkey and posted its first loans in August 2011. Headquartered in Istanbul, Maya has four branch offices. For more information, visit Maya’s partner page.