A loan of $475 helped to purchase two cows.

Matluba's story

Matluba I. breeds cattle. Matluba is also a seamstress and makes national dresses at home. Her husband works in Russia. At this time she supports the family. She received her first loan in 2007 and used the loan to buy two sheep and fodder for them. This year she sold cows and it allowed her to make a complete renovation in her home. She is very thankful to Kiva for this.

MLF “MicroInvest” is one of the leading microfinance organizations, rendering credit services to the population of Tajikistan. Following step of its development, MLF “MicroInvest” sees in transformation into Microloan Deposit-taking Organization. Therefore in October, 2008 MLF “MicroInvest” together with LLC “Frontiers” have founded Limited Liability Company Microloan Deposit-taking Organization “Arvand”
“Arvand” being assignee of “MicroInvest, continues to carry out its mission which is to improve the standard of living of the population and create new opportunities for social and economic development by providing qualitative financial-technical services to entrepreneurs of Tajikistan.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk

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