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Nurten is married and the mother of three children. She sells underwear for children and adults. She previously sold only children's underwear. Now she sells a variety of quality products, which has led to a change in her client base. She now caters to more customers. She will use the loan from Maya to buy underwear wholesale and increase her variety of products. Nurten has a courageous, go-getting, hardworking, and enterprising spirit.

Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff
Nurten Hanım,evli ve 3 çocuk annesi. Çocuk ve büyükler için çamaşır satıyor. Önceleri sadece çocuk çamaşırı satıyordu. Şimdi karışık ve kaliteli ürünler satmaya başladı. Dolayısıyla müşteri kimliği değişti. Daha çok insana hitap ediyor. Maya'dan aldığı kredi ile toptan çamaşır alacak. Böylece ürün çeşidini arttırmış olacak.
Nurten Hanım,cesaretli,girişken,çalışkan ve girişimci ruhu taşıyor.

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More information about this loan

Maya works to extend access to finance in Turkey, a country which, as a whole, has very limited microfinance services. By supporting this loan, you are helping Maya continue their work and specifically reach female borrowers in Turkey, many of whom come from rural parts of the country. 

About Maya

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.

About Turkey

  • $19,600
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Turkey Loans Fundraising
  • $492,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Nurten to buy underwear wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014