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In the town of Vahdat, many girls and women are engaged in needlework, sewing, knitting, and baking. One of the masters of Vahdat is Dilbar. She sews national dresses and takes orders at her home. Sewing and tailoring is her business. But unlike her sisters, she started doing this work much later. As children, her sisters already knew what they would become. Dilbar however found her purpose at 35 years old. Now, she is 45 years old. She sews and tailors, and admits that this is her favorite and a pleasant activity.

Dilbar wants to obtain a loan to use for purchasing a sewing machine in order to continue her favorite pastime.
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В городе Вахдат многие девушки и женщины занимаются рукоделием, шитьем, вязанием, выпечкой. Одна из мастериц Вахдата, Дилбар. Она шьет национальные платья и берет заказы на дому. Шить, и кроит это ее дело. Но в отличие от своих сестер она начала заниматься своим делом гораздо позже. Ее сестры уже в детстве знали кем они станут. А Дилбар нашла свое предназначение в 35 лет. Сейчас ей 45. Она шьет и кроит, признаваясь, что это ее любимое и приятное занятие. Дилбар хочет полученный заем использовать для приобретения швейной машинки, чтобы продолжить свое любимое занятие.

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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
  • 190
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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 $1,050 helped Dilbar to buy a sewing machine in order to continue her favorite activity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014