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Basorat is married and has two children who are 16 and 18 years old. She has always wanted to provide them with a good education and since her husband’s income from farming is not enough to do this, she decided to start a new business in the field of animal husbandry. She studied the course at an organization called "To Get Ahead," which helps women get certificates. She has now graduated and her husband will help her with the business. She is asking for a loan for 3,000 somoni to buy cattle, which she will care for for several months and then resell in the local market. Her goal is to use the loan to get her new business off to a strong start and provide for her family. She is very grateful to have the support of Kiva lenders.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of IMON International's startup loan program called Sarchashma ("spring" in the local language). Sarchashma loans are tailored to women who have feasible business ideas but lack the funds to get started. In addition to credit, these women also receive special training from the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan to develop business plans. They also have the opportunity to participate in IMON's "Woman Entrepreneur, Get Ahead" program, a three-day intensive training course. By funding this loan, you are supporting borrowers who have limited options to start and grow small businesses. This has the potential to alleviate the effects of poverty, significantly improving borrowers' incomes and their families' quality of life. 

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
  • 170
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,662,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Basorat to buy cattle for her new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014