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Tuti lives in the town of Vahdat. She is 50 years old. She is married and has one son and one daughter. Her son is married and lives together with them. Yet at present he is temporarily outside the country as a migrant worker.

Tuti is a seamstress by trade. For eight years she has been embroidering women’s shawls. Four times a month she buys fabric at the market, brings it home and embroiders shawls, together with her daughter. Afterwards Tuti brings completed shawls to different markets in town for sale. Tuti is taking out a loan in order to purchase fabric and expand her business.
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Тути жительница города Вахдат. Ей 50 лет. Она замужем и у нее сын и дочь. Ее сын женат и живет вместе с ними. Однако в данный момент он находится на заработках за пределами страны. Тути профессиональная швея. Она на протяжении 8 лет занимается вышиванием женских платков. Она в месяц 4-раза закупает ткани с рынка, привозит домой и вместе с дочерью вышивает платки. Затем готовые женские платки Тути вывозит на рынки города на продажу. Тути берет кредит для приобретения ткани для расширения своей деятельности.

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About MDO Humo and Partners

MDO Humo and Partners is a microfinance institution in Tajikistan that aims to support vulnerable and underserved populations living in rural areas through financial and consulting services for small businesses. Kiva loans are used by groups and individual borrowers to start and grow businesses and build brighter futures for themselves, their families and their communities. This is especially important in Tajikistan, the poorest country in Central Asia, where more than two-thirds of the population lives below the poverty line.


About Tajikistan

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 236
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $32,113,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD
A loan of $2,125 helped Tuti to buy fabric needed to make embroidered shawls for sale.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2013