A loan of $1,475 helps to expand her business, purchase fabrics and necessary materials for sewing, attract more clients, and increase income.


Malohat's story

This photo shows a gifted Tajik woman, Malohat, from the picturesque town of Panjakent, Tajikistan. Malohat is 45 years old. She is married to a talented musician, and they have two children. She has a gifted and creative family. Malohat has been engaged in folk embroidery for 12 years. Since childhood, Malohat has had a great interest in embroidering unusual and colorful designs. She began to create incredible patterns that expressed the beauty of folk embroidery. Malohat creates beautiful national dresses, blankets, pillows, and tablecloths with individual tailoring and ornaments. Her favorite job brings Malohat stable income. She wants to expand her business which describes the national trait of the Tajik people, and she wants more people to know about this art of embroidery.

Malohat is a returning borrower and has a positive credit history.

Malohat is asking for a loan with Kiva’s partner IMON for the third time. This loan will give her the opportunity to expand her business, purchase fabrics and necessary materials for sewing, attract more clients, and increase her income. Malohat hopes for your funding in this important matter.


This loan is special because:

It allows Tajik artisans to support their families and carry on important handicraft traditions.

Kendra Thorogood, Kiva staff

Kendra Thorogood
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.