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K. Shamsiya is 45 years old. Since separating from her husband, she has raised her children alone. To provide for the family, and especially the children's education, she took to drying and remaking apricots. Thanks to Shamsiya's hard work, one of her children is now pursuing his studies elsewhere in the country. The high quality of her products has earned her a solid reputation among her customers and the demand for her goods has grown day by day. Today Shamsiya requests $1000 for the term of 12 months. She is going to use the loan for purchasing dried apricots with the purpose of processing and reselling. The only dream of Shamsiya is to grow her business so that she can keep educating her children. Shamsiya expresses her gratitude for everyone supporting her. Today you have the opportunity to help her make this dream a reality.

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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
  • 263
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,844,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Shamsiya purchasing dried apricots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009