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Bazarbu, 53, is a resident of Tashkomur – a small mining town in southern Kyrgyzstan. Unfortunately she is a widow. Since 1991, she has made a living by selling vegetables and various other products people use in their homes. Her son helps her run her business, and they earn a monthly profit is 11,000 soms. This profit has made it possible for Bazarbu to build her own store. She is applying for this loan to buy more items to sell to her customers. In the future, Bazarbu would like to expand her business to provide better support to her family.

--- 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.
MBF is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development and upholds the triple bottom line – People (building human capital and taking care of its customers as well as society), Planet (keeping environmentally friendly) and Profit (earning revenue to expand autonomously). MBF is the only Microfinance Institute in Kyrgyzstan that delivers its services to customers 365 days a year. To learn more about MBF and view a Video presentation about the organization, please visit:
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About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $10,750,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.2
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Bazarbu to buy vegetables for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2011
Jun 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012