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Rafo has worked for more than eleven years making kurpachas (traditional velvet rugs) and mattresses, and embroidering pillow cases. She also helped her husband when he opened a beverage factory. After that, she opened her own workshop to sew mattresses, hiring her daughter and her sister. The three of them do custom work for clients. Customers who are planning weddings go to them to place orders for kurpachas. Rafo would like a loan of 3,000 TJS to purchase cotton and fabric to sew kurpachas and mattresses.
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Рафо более 11 лет занимается изготовлением национальных курпачи и матрасов, а также шитьем узоров на наволочках. Когда её муж открыл цех по выпуску напитков, она ему помогала. Затем она самостоятельно открыло свой цех по шитьем матрасов, и она приняла на работу сестру и дочку. Они втроем по заказу шьют. Жители которые хотят сыграть свадьбу заказывает им курпачу. Она хотела бы получить займ в размере 3000 Сомони для покупки ваты и тканей для шитьем курпачи и национальных матрасов.

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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
  • 236
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $32,063,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Rafo to purchase cotton and fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Nov 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012