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Soatposho is a teacher at a high school in the Rudaki district. She lives there with her two sons and daughters-in-law. Her sons are engaged in trade activities and their wives help Soatposho at home. Because teacher salaries are small, she also works as a seamstress and sews traditional dresses to order. Many women in Tajikistan wear both casual and dressy traditional clothing, so many girls and women also learn to sew in order to offer their services sewing traditional clothing. Soatposho is no exception. She wants to take out a loan to buy a new sewing machine because hers is completely outdated and often breaks. She hopes for support so that she will be able to buy a sewing machine and continue working.
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Соатпошо работает учительницей в средней школе района Рудаки. Там же она живет с двумя сыновьями и невестками. Ее сыновья работают в сфере торговой деятельности. Их жены домохозяйки, они следят за порядком дома и помогают Соатпошо. Из-за того что зарплата учительницы маленькая Соатпошо дополнительно дома занимается шитьем национальных платьев на заказ. Для многих женщин в Таджикистане повседневная и парадная одежда является национальной. По этой причине многие девушки и женщины учатся шить, чтобы предоставлять услуги шитья национальной одежды. Соатпошо не стала исключением. Соатпошо хочет взять кредит и купить швейную машинку, потому что ее старая машинка совсем устарела и часто ломается. Она надеется, что ее поддержат, и она сможет купить швейную машинку и продолжит деятельность.

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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
  • 252
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $32,113,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.8
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Soatposho to buy a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2014
Mar 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015