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R. Fotima is a single mother of six children. She decided to start her own business to be able to support her children, to provide them with education, food, and a home. Fotima began her business 12 years ago, selling products from a catalog. Afterwards, she began helping a friend in her curtain sales business, and later continued to run a similar business independently. Fotima's business currently allows her to cover her family's expenses. However, she would like to expand the business even further to improve her family's standard of living. Therefore, Fotima is asking for a loan of US$1,000 which she will use to buy merchandise and fill her pending orders. Fotima plans to repay the loan within 12 months. She is thankful to everyone for their support.

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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
  • 249
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,826,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fotima purchase of new, modern curtains for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009