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Nilgün is married with twin four-year-olds. Since the time the children were born she hasn’t been able to work, but would now like to contribute to the family’s economy by selling spiced sausage similar to pepperoni. Working in this way she can take care of the children as well as receive additional income. With this loan she will buy spiced sausage similar to pepperoni. In the future, when her children are older, she would like to open up a small shop in order to provide more financial support for her family.

Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff

Nilgün Hanım evli ,altı ve dört yaşında iki çocuk annesi. Çocukları küçük olduğundan çalışamadığını ama aile bütçesine katkı sağlamak için evde çevresine,arkadaşlarına sucuk satışı yapıyor.Böylelikle hem çocuklarına vakit ayırıp hem de gelir elde ediyor. Aldığı kredi ile sucuk alacak. Amacı çocukları biraz daha büyüdüğünde bir dükkan açmak ve çocuklarına daha iyi bir gelecek sağlamak.

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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
  • $476,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Nilgün to buy spiced sausage similar to pepperoni.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015