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Elena is from Tajikistan and loves her country very much. She is 39 years old, is divorced and has two children. To make a living, Elena sells honey at the market. Her goods are of high quality and attract a lot of customers. She has been engaged in her business for 12 years but earns little money from these activities.

Elena works around eight hours a day at the local market. She thinks her business is going well because she is very kind and she always loves what she does.

Elena is requesting a loan of 7,000 TJS which will be used to buy more food items to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.

Additional Information

About IMON International

IMON International (IMON) is a micro-deposit organization in Tajikistan that provides entrepreneurs with access to high quality financial products and services, including business loans, agriculture loans, consumer loans and micro-leases. Aiming to alleviate poverty, the organization helps unbanked individuals establish businesses in different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture and service. Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and traders in Tajikistan.

About Tajikistan

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 187
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $30,410,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,475 helped Elena to buy more food items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2013