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Gulsifat is 47 years old. She is divorced and has three children who are adults. She has always tried to provide her children with good living conditions, but it has been very difficult for her to earn money. Her ex-husband does not help her with money. Her children are adults now, but their incomes are small.

Gulsifat can sew, and wants to organize a new business sewing women's dresses in the national style. With this goal, she took a course for women in how "To get ahead" and learned some business skills. Her children will help her with the business. She is asking for a loan of 1,700 USD to buy some sewing machines for the new business. This loan will help her find a new source of income and in this way improve her family's living conditions. She awaits your support.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of IMON International's startup loan program called Sarchashma ("spring" in the local language). Sarchashma loans are tailored to women who have feasible business ideas but lack the funds to get started. In addition to credit, these women also receive special training from the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan to develop business plans. They also have the opportunity to participate in IMON's "Woman Entrepreneur, Get Ahead" program, a three-day intensive training course. By funding this loan, you are supporting borrowers who have limited options to start and grow small businesses. This has the potential to alleviate the effects of poverty, significantly improving borrowers' incomes and their families' quality of life. 

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
  • 209
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,093,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Gulsifat to buy some sewing machines for her new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014