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Salimakhon lives in the city of Konibodom and is 59 years old. She sews quilted folk blankets. For a long time quilted blankets and pillows have been necessary household items of the Tajik people, and to this day they remain popular. Quilted blankets are necessary items during the cold winter. For many decades the Tajik people have used these blankets and they do not plan on giving them up for new synthetic blankets. Salimakhon has been sewing blankets for about 9 years, and learned to sew from her mother. Salimakhon sews the top parts of the blanket with beautiful fabrics so that winter won't be simply warm, but also pretty. Each day new types of fabric and materials arrive in the city, and Salimakhon is asking for a loan to purchase beautiful fabric. This will help her to find new and regular customers.
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Салимахон жительница города Конибодом, ей 59 лет. Она шьет национальные ватные одеяла. С давних времен ватные одеяла и подушки были необходимыми бытовыми принадлежностями таджикского народа. До сегодняшних дней они пользуются популярностью. Ватные одеяла для зимних холодов необходимая вещь. Многие века таджики пользуются ими и не собираются променять их на новые синтетические покрывала.
Салимахон около 9 лет шьет такие одеяла. Научилась хитростями шитья от мамы. Салимахон сверху одеял шьет красивые ткани, чтобы зимой не только было тепло, но и красиво. С каждым днем новые виды тканей и материалов привозят в город. И Салимахон просит кредит, чтобы купить красивые ткани. Это поможет ей найти новых и постоянных клиентов.

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About MLO Humo and Partners

MLO 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
  • 198
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,826,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Salimakhon to purchase fabrics to sew quilted blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015