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Karima E. is 54 years old, married and has four adult children. She is well known as an energetic woman, and started her business 21 years ago when good jobs were not available and she wanted to make sure that her family had enough money. Karima works in the local market, selling fruits such as watermelons and melons. Her stand is popular because it has attractive prices. Her success allows Karima to generate considerable income for her family.

Karima is planning to buy more fresh fruit to fulfill the needs of a growing number of customers. To make this possible, she has applied for a loan of $950 for nine months. Karina has a positive credit history with IMON, and promises to repay this loan as promptly as she has all previous ones. The well-being of her family depends on getting this loan, and Karima wants to thank you for contributing to the growth of her business and the well-being of her children.

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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
  • 204
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $32,074,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.4
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Karima to buy more fruit to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2008
Aug 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009