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A. Islom is 26 years old. He lives in the town of Isfara; he is married and has two children His wife is a housekeeper. Islom processes and sells dried apricots in the central local market. He is experienced in drying apricots. Usually, he purchases dried apricots in the market and processing them himself. Because he buys dried apricots at wholesale prices, his prices are lower than regular market prices. He offers a wide assortment of goods for customers of different means. Islom has a quite successful business, and he earns a stable income for the family.

Islom requests a loan for 2500 Somoni ($750). He plans to purchase dried apricots, process them, and then sell them in the market. He would like to increase his income and give his children a good education. Islom expresses his gratitude for everyone supporting him.

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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
  • 218
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,714,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.4
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Islom purchase more apricots and process them for reselling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2008
Oct 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009