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A real painter strives to be unique. Sharif, an artist from the city of Khujand, demonstrates his uniqueness by using rugs as canvases and by painting people dancing traditional Tajik dances. He also draws beautiful landscapes and still-lifes on paper. While you need to be a true art lover to appreciate the work of some painters, Sharif's creations can also be enjoyed by people with little knowledge of art.

Sharif is 58 years old. He is married and lives with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. He seriously began to draw and exhibit his work 25 years ago. All these years, he has also been working at an art institute. At the same time, he gives private art lessons at home. He wants to pass on his talent and skills to the younger generation, and he currently has two students.

Sharif needs a loan because he has run out of paints and he needs to renew his stock of brushes. He plans to use the amount of his loan to buy paints and brushes so that his work doesn't need to be interrupted.
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Настоящий художник должен стараться быть неповторимым. Шариф - художник из города Худжанд продемонстрировал свою неповторимость, рисуя на ковровом полотне людей, танцующих народные таджикские танцы, а также рисуя на бумаге красивые пейзажи и моменты. Настоящие ценители искусства могут различить работы художников, но работы Шарифа даже простой человек может отличить. Шарифу 58 лет. Он женат и живет в одном доме с женой, сыном, невесткой и тремя внуками. Всерьез он начал рисовать и демонстрировать свои творения 25 лет назад. Шариф все эти годы работает в колледже искусств. Одновременно у себя дома он предоставляет частные уроки по искусству рисования. Он хочет передать свое умение и мастерство молодому поколению и сейчас у него двое учеников.
В данный момент Шариф нуждается в кредите, у него закончились краски и нужно обновить запас кистей. Он на сумму от кредита собирается купить краски и кисти, чтобы не делать паузу в своей работе.

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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
  • 212
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $30,414,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Sharif to buy brushes and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013