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Otajon is a 57-year-old driver that lives in Istaravshan in the north of Tajikistan. He is married with children. His oldest son has his own family and lives separately. Otajon now lives with his wife, younger son and his mother.

For 15 years he has worked and provided for his family as a driver. He uses his own van to carry passengers along aa route through the city eight times a day. Otajon is, by character, humble, hardworking and a good person. He also works with livestock.

At the moment, Otajon must makes repairs to his van to fix issues that have hindered his business. With this goal, he is taking out a loan. A portion of the loan will go to the van repairs and the rest will be used to make home repairs to improve his living conditions.
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Отачон 57-летний водитель, проживающий в городе Истаравшан на севере Таджикистана. Он женат и имеет детей. Старший сын уже обзаведен семьей и живет отдельно. Отачон сейчас живет вместе с женой, младшим сыном и матерью.
Отачон в течение 15 лет работает водителем и обеспечивает семью за счет этой деятельности. Он на своем микроавтобусе развозит пассажиров по маршрутной линии города и в день совершает 8 рейсов. Отачон по характеру скромный, трудолюбивый и хороший человек. Он еще и занимается животноводством.
В данный момент Отачону необходимо отремонтировать свой микроавтобус, с которым в последнее время происходят технические неполадки и это мешает ему продолжать деятельность. С такой целью он обратился за кредитом. На часть кредита он хочет отремонтировать микроавтобус, а на оставшуюся часть провести ремонт в доме и улучшить условия проживания.

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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
  • 253
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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 $2,100 helped Otajon to make repairs to his van and home which will allow him to continue his business and improve his circumstances.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Aug 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 31, 2013