K. Mahbuba lives in the Spitamen region of Tajikistan. She is divorced and has one child. A client of MicroInvest since 2007, she has established her credibility as a borrower and has opened a trade outlet selling food products. Over time she has expanded her business and now sells food products, towels and furnishings, perfume and toys. She works with suppliers from China so she trades in low prices and has repeat customers. She is now applying to Kiva for an 8 month loan of $775 which she will use in expanding her business.