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Jura is 73 years old, married and has 2 children. He and his family lives in the Shahrituz region in the southwest of Tajikistan. His wife works on a farm. Farms are comprised of a small, individual effort, or are part of a collective where several people work growing cotton, wheat or vegetables--this accounts for 60% of irrigated land in Tajikistan. Jura also works in agriculture and has for 18 years. Now he is asking for a loan to buy watermelon seeds and plastic. With the profits from the harvest, Jura plans to buy an additional hectare of irrigated land to expand his farming activities.
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Жура 73 года. Он женат и у него двое детей. Он со своей семьей проживает в районе Шахритус в юго-западной части Таджикистана. Его жена рабоатет в дехканском хозяйстве. Дехканское хозяйство это небольшое индивидуальное или коллективное частное хозяйство, в котором работают несколько людей и где в основном выращивают хлопок, пшеницу или овощи - которые занимают 60% орошаемых земель в Таджикистане. Сам Жура занимается земледелием. Он в этой сфере более 18 лет и имеет уже большой опыт. Сейчас Жура запрашивает кредит для приобретения семян арбуза и карболита. За счет прибыли с урожая Жура планирует приобрести еще 1га орошаемой земли и тем самым расширить свою земледельческую деятельность.

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About MLO Humo and Partners

MLO Humo and Partners is a microfinance institution in Tajikistan that aims to support vulnerable and underserved populations living in rural areas through financial and consulting services for small businesses. Kiva loans are used by groups and individual borrowers to start and grow businesses and build brighter futures for themselves, their families and their communities. This is especially important in Tajikistan, the poorest country in Central Asia, where more than two-thirds of the population lives below the poverty line.

About Tajikistan

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 180
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $30,358,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Jura to buy watermelon seeds and plastic.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014