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Rafiya T. is 42 years old and married. She is the loving mother of three children. Her eldest daughter is studying at the university and her sons are of school age. Her husband is a teacher of chemistry. Rafiya is a seamstress. She sewsthe national style of dresses for women and girls. Rafiya works at home, accepting orders and creating them. She has been in this business for more than six years. Rafiya purchases the fabrics required for sewing by herself in the market. Rafiya is a very popular seamstress and has lots of orders. The business is stable, generating considerable income for the family.

Rafiya is applying for a loan for the first time. She is requesting 2000 Somoni ($600 US Dollars) for the term of 10 months to purchase a new sewing machine. Rafiya thanks everyone for supporting her and promises to be accurate in loan repayment.

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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
  • 206
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,704,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.5
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rafiya rafiya would like to purchase a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009