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Layli M. is 40 years old, married and the mother of four children. Layli's lack of a stable job and the slow productivity of her husband's business as an independent taxi driver doesn't leave enough money to pay the expenses of the home and of her little daughter. This was the reason that Layli decided to start her own business 10 years ago selling fabric for the national dresses. Little by little she has made her business grow, and by offering her clients the ability to pay in installments her orders are getting bigger. Now her business is running normally.

However, she would like to continue bettering herself (and her business) so her situation will be stable in the future, if something should happen. She is asking for a loan of 2500 Somoni (750 USD) that she will pay back in 4 months. With this money, Layli will be able to buy seasonal fabrics for the national dresses. The power to help her business grow is in your hands.

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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
  • 180
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $30,358,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.4
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Layli purchasing new fabrics to increase the range of goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009