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Ayşe is married and the mother of one child. After running a wedding hall for many years, she opened a house of henna. She rents and sells traditional outfits as well as henna products at the shop. Ayşe, who lives with her daughter, has had a very good response from her friends and customers. As she believes it will last long term, she will use the loan to buy a variety of products.

Translated from Turkish by Maya Staff
Ayşe Hanım,evli ve 1 çocuk annesi.Ayşe Hanım, uzun zaman düğün salonu işlettikten sonra 1 ay önce Kına Evi açtı. Dükkanında kına malzemeleri, bindallı satışı ve kiralaması yapıyor. Kızı ile birlikte yaşayan Ayşe Hanım; çevresinden ve müşterilerinden çok olumlu tepkiler alıyor. Bu işte kalıcı olacağına inanan Ayşe Hanım, kredi ile çeşitli malzemeler alacak.

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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
  • $475,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.1
    Turkey Lira (TRY) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ayşe to buy a variety of products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015