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Manzura B. is 42 years old, married, and has three children. Her husband is currently unemployed so Manzura is the only bread-winner in her family. Manzura sells dried apricots in the local central market. As a rule, she purchases apricots in the market and dries them herself. She has been in this business for 8 years already. Dried fruit, especially dried apricots, are very popular in Tajikistan. Besides they are very useful for the health.

Considering the constant demand for this kind of goods, Manzura's business is quite successful and brings in stable income for the family. Today Manzura is requesting US$ 600 for a term of 7 months. She is going to spend the loan purchasing apricots with the purpose of drying them in order increase the quantity of goods for sale. Manzura expresses her gratitude to everyone who supports her.

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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
  • 199
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,816,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Manzura purchasing apricots to dry for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2008
Jul 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009