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Bilge works on a farm, taking care of animals and raising vegetables. In addition, she wants to do something new to earn money. She began making food products, such as savory pastries, stuffed grape leaves, lentil balls and bulgar salad, and selling them to markets and restaurants. She’ll use the loan to buy ingredients. She’ll buy at better prices and earn more money.

Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff
Bilge Hanım tarımda çalışır,hayvan bakar,sebze yetiştirirdi. Bunların yanında yenilik yapıp sıcak para akışı olsun istemiş. Gıda üretimine başlamış. Sigara böreği,sarma,mercimek köftesi,kısır gibi yiyecekler ve ev ekmeği pişirerek hazırlayıp market ve lokantalarda satışa sunmuş. Aldığı krediyle,malzeme alacak. Daha ekonomik alış veriş yapacak. Daha çok kazanacak.

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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
  • $408,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Bilge to buy ingredients at better prices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015