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Mehrbonu is a smart and skillful sales woman in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. She is 36 years old. Mehrbonu sells traditional wedding clothes for brides. She has her own retail store at the central market of the capital where she primarily sells gold embroidered hats, robes and dresses with beautiful embroideries. Mehrbonu has managed her business with her husband for 8 years now. The store is popular as every newlywed woman wears these clothes for a while after the wedding. It is an ancient Tajik traditions which is still popular in modern Tajikistan.

Because of her store's popularity Mehrbonu wants to expand it. She would like to take out a loan so that she can purchase more wedding clothes for resale and earn more profits. Mehrbonu and her husband work tirelessly to support their four children. They have three sons and a daughter and they want to provide their children with a good education so that their future life is not full of hardships.
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Мехрбону умелая и ловкая продавщица из города Душанбе. Ей 36 лет. Она занимается продажей национальных одеяний для невесток. Мехрбону на центральном рынке столицы имеет свою торговую точку, где в основном продает тюбетейки расшитые золотом, халаты и платья с красивыми вышивками для невест. Она занимается этим торговым бизнесом вместе с мужем на протяжении 8 лет. Их бизнес очень востребованный. Каждая девушка, вышедшая замуж одевает такие одеяния в течение определенного периода. Это древние таджикские традиции, которые по сей день соблюдаются.
В связи с этим Мехрбону хочет расширить свой бизнес. Она просит кредит, чтобы привезти разнообразный ассортимент тюбетеек, халатов и платьев для невест и таким образом увеличить доходность бизнеса.
Мехрбону и ее муж работают усердно ради своих четверых детей. У них растут трое сыновей и одна дочь, которым они хотят дать хорошее образование, чтобы в будущем им не было трудно устроить свою жизнь.

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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
  • 203
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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 $3,000 helped Mehrbonu to purchase traditional wedding hats, robes and dresses for brides in order to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2014
Feb 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014