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Emine is married and the mother of two children. For seven years, she has made dolls and toys, a skill she learned in courses. After she learned her trade, she began selling her products in tourist areas and later at a stand. As the toys she made became popular, she decided to print cards and work to order.

With the loan from Maya, she will increase her variety of products.

Emine is hardworking, determined, practical, enterprising and productive.

In the future she wants to open a big toy store and workshop.

Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff

Emine Hanım, evli ve iki çocuk annesi. Yedi senedir bez bebek ve oyuncak yapıyor. Bu işi yapabilmek için önce kurslara gitmiş. Öğrendikten sonra yaptığı oyuncakları önce turistik yerlerde sonra tezgahta satmaya başlamış. Yaptığı oyuncaklar çok beğeni toplayınca kendine kart bastırarak sipariş üzerine çalışmaya karar vermiş. Maya'dan aldığı kredi ile ürün çeşidini arttıracak. Emine Hanım çalışkan,azimli,pratik fikirli,girişken ve üretken bir yapıya sahiptir. Gelecekte büyük bir oyuncak dükkanı ve atölyesi açmak istiyor.

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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
  • 0
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    Turkey Loans Fundraising
  • $491,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Emine to increase her variety of products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2014
Apr 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015