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Habiba A. is a 44 year old married woman with two children. Habiba is a very courageous woman who has endured alot so that her two children could have a good education. Habiba is a small business owner from Dushanbe, Tajikistan. For the past 11 years, she has been selling children’s shoes at the large Central market in Dushanbe. As the holiday season is coming, she would like to buy more merchandise at wholesale prices and sell them in her community. She is requesting a loan of 3400 Somoni ($1000 USD) for the term of 6 months to purchase a new supply of shoe inventory. This loan will help her continue to operate a successful business so that she can provide for the needs of her family.

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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
  • 228
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $31,826,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.4
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Habiba to purchase shoes for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009