A loan of $750 helped to record a new song.

Gagik's story

Garik is 45 years old. He was born and lives in the town of Kapan in the Sunikskiy Region. After graduation from high school Garik enrolled in the Saratov State University in the Russian Federation to major in history. After completing his studies in Russia Garik came back to his home country to his town of Kapan. He never worked in the field according to his profession as he confessed to the loan officer, God has given him a gift of voice. For many years Garik has been singing professionally. Ten years ago he has put together a band and goes on tour to almost all towns in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. In his set list there are mainly traditional Armenian and folk songs, but sometimes he sings jazz and blues.

Besides touring Garik works nights in a restaurant and he is frequently invited to sing on weddings, birthdays and corporate parties.

Garik has been divorced for several years, he has a son and a daughter who live with his ex wife. He spends part of the income on living expenses with his mother who is retired and on support of his children, and other part of the income goes towards recording of new songs and making of new videos.

Garik needs a loan in the amount of 300,000 Armenian dram to record a new song.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk

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