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Farida M. is a citizen of Tashkomur city, Kyrgyzstan. She is 32 and is married. Her family is rather big: together with her husband she is bringing up three children. The eldest daughter and her son are school pupils; the youngest one is a toddler.

These business-like parents make their living by having their own workshop “Araket” for sand block manufacturing. All this started because Farida’s husband became interested in sand block production and then concluded that this business would be profitable. For two years now, this business has been the main source of family income. From the profits, they have managed to purchase equipment for sand block manufacturing (200000 soms) and also to obtain a flat (100000 soms). They earn on average 28,000 soms per month.

The family is planning to purchase a used car. They already have some money, but need some extra funds to achieve their aim. Hence they need a loan. In the future the couple want to expand their business and to begin producing glazed tiles.

--- 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
  • 71
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $11,317,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.8
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Farida to purchase a used car.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011