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Mansuba lives with her children in Hamadoni. She is the mother of four children. Her husband is an auto mechanic in Dushanbe and sends money to her and her children. Mansuba has never worked and does not currently work. She wants change this as soon as possible.

Mansuba is taking out a loan for $1,000 to buy a sewing machine, accessories, and fabric to start making money. Mansuba knows how to sew, but unfortunately does not have a sewing machine. If she had a machine, she could take commissions for sewing while she stays at home with her small children.
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Мансуба живет со своими детьми в районе Хамадони. Она мать четверых детей. Ее муж работает автомехаником в городе Душанбе и высылает деньги ей и ее детям. Мансуба нигде не работала и не работает. Она хочет по быстрее это исправить.
Мансуба берет кредит на сумму 1000 долларов США с целью купить швейную машинку, аксессуары, материалы и начать зарабатывать. Мансуба умеет шить, но к сожалению, швейную машинку не имеет. Если бы у нее была машинка, она могла сидеть дома одновременно следить за своими маленькими детьми и брать заказы для шитья.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Humo's startup loan program targeting particularly vulnerable clients who live at subsistence and do not qualify for the standard loan due to lack of income from an existing business. This program offers clients up to a 4-month grace period on the loan. 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 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
  • 104
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,921,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Mansuba buy a sewing machine, accessories, and fabric.
95% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: