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Khalima N. is 27 years old, married and has three children, the youngest of which was born last year. Khalima makes a living baking “lepeshka," the national bread of Tajikistan, which she sells from a stall in a nearby market. She went into this line of work because it's profitable and not the subject to seasonal fluctuations in demand. She buys the ingredients needed to make this bread in her town's local market. When she is not baking, Khalima makes dresses, which bring addition income to her young family. She is requesting a $900 loan to buy ingredients and coal for baking. Khalima has borrowed from us in the past, and has proved to be an honest client. She promises to repay this new loan promptly.

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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
  • 217
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,067,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Khalima to buy flour and coal need to bake “lepeshka," Tajikistan's national bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2008
Apr 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009