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Rakhmat is a middle-age man, a good family man and a father of adult children. He is a welder by trade and is currently involved in manufacturing iron gates. Previously, when he first came to our organization, he and his sons were involved in selling food products and clothing outside the city limits. They had their own truck, which they used to deliver merchandise to districts. With time and age, Rakhmat got tired of traveling to distant districts and decided to get involved in a business in his own trade. Currently, he manufactures gates and fences at a leased factory for sale. His products are also ordered for the districts and rural areas, and his sons sell them, using their truck. Rakhmat has been obtaining loans from our organization for over two years and has used each loan to purchase raw materials. He does not complain of life and earns his bread proudly, despite his age and his children's help.
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Рахмат- мужчина средних лет,хороший семьянин и отец взрослых детей.По профессии Рахмат сварщик и в данное время занимается производством железных ворот.Раньше, он когда первый раз обратился в нашу организацию,он занимался торговлей продуктов питания и одежды за пределами города вместе с сыновьями.У них была собственная грузовая автомашина и на ней они возили товар в районы.По истечении времени с возрастом он устал ехать в дальние районы и решил заняться делом по своей профессии.Сейчас Рахмат производит ворота и ограждения в арендованном цехе на продажу.Его продукцию заказывают также в районы и сельские местности и его сыновья продают их на собственном автомобиле.В нашей организации Рахмат получает кредит уже больше два года и каждый кредит использует на покупку сырья.Он не жалуется на жизнь и гордо зарабатывает свой хлеб несмотря на свой возраст и помощь детей.

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About MDO Arvand

MDO Arvand is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Tajikistan, offering small loans to entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. This makes an enormous difference in a country, which is not only the poorest in Central Asia, but also home to a population where two-thirds live below the poverty line. Today, Tajikistan's economy literally depends on remittances being sent from family members working abroad in Russia because there are so few local job opportunities.

But Arvand loans have been able to make a difference and change lives. Read about some of the incredible success stories they have seen here in this Kiva blog post: Bringing hope to Tajikistan with Arvand -- one success story at a time.

About Tajikistan

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 189
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $30,414,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Rakhmat to purchase raw materials for manufacturing gates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013