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Burmakan is a resident of Gulcho, a nice village in the south of Kyrgyzstan. She is 42 and married to a construction worker. Together with her husband she has raised three sons and a daughter. The daughter studies at a university; the older son works in construction; the second son is in Russia; and the youngest son goes to kindergarten. In 1994, Burmakan started to sell seeds and cookies. During the years, she increased the commodity turnover. At the moment she sells home products, beverages, detergents, clothes and toys. Her monthly profit from this trade is about 16000 soms. With the money received from the loan she wants to purchase more beverages, cookies and detergents to increase the assortment of goods she sells. In the future, Burmakan wishes to see all her children wed.

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About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $10,750,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.4
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Burmakan to purchase more beverages, cookies and detergents.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012