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Mashhura is only 20 years old. She is unmarried and lives with her family in the B.Gafurovski region of the city of Khujand. Mashhura, like every young women, hopes to grow up, advance, and find work that she enjoys and that supports her. At only 20 years old Mashhura already knows what she wants to do for a career. She loves to cut and sew, and hopes to turn her favorite thing to do into a profitable business. She is opening a studio and will take orders for sewing. She will sew female Tajik dresses, suits, and pants to order. In order to open her studio she needs two sewing machines. Since she doesn't have the funds, she appealed for a loan to purchase two sewing machines of the model "Janome." Please help Mashhura.
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Машхуре всего 20 лет. Она не замужем и живет с родителями в Б.Гафуровском районе города Худжанд. Машхура как и любая молодая девушка хочет расти, продвигаться, найти работу по душе и по жизни. Машхура в свои 20 лет уже знает чем она будет заниматься в будущем.
Она любит шить и кроить. Свое любимое дело она хочет превратить в выгодный бизнес. Она открывает ателье и будет принимать заказы по шитье. По заказу она будет шить таджикские женские наряды, брюки и костюмы. Чтобы открыть ателье ей понадобится два вышивальных машинок. По этой причине она обратилась за кредитом, поскольку ее собственного сбережения не хватает для покупки двух швейных машинок модели "Janome". Помогите Машхуре.

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This loan is part of Humo's startup loan program targeting particularly vulnerable clients who live at subsistence and do not qualify for the standard loan due to lack of income from an existing business. This program offers clients up to a 4-month grace period on the loan. 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 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
  • 234
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $32,063,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Mashhura to buy two sewing machines of the model "Janome" in order to open her studio.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014