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Gulnaz I. is a resident of Tashkomur, a small city in the Jalalabad region in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Gulnaz is nineteen years old. Ten years ago her mother opened a cafeteria and now Gulnaz works with her mom. She earns about $430 per month. That profit made it possible for her to invest money to start building a house.

Gulnaz applied for the loan because she needs money to purchase sheep. After fattening, those sheep will be used for meat to prepare as food in their cafeteria. In the future she plans to expand their family business and maybe try to open a good restaurant.

--- Where Did This Loan Come From? ---

This loan is brought to you by Mol Bulak Finance (MBF), a young, ambitious and socially-focused Microfinance Institution in Kyrgyzstan.
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About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $10,919,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Gulnaz to purchase sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2010
Aug 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011