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Marina is a 44 year old seamstress who lives in the city of Dushanbe, in the very heart of Tajikistan. She is a master artisan, having sewn traditional women's dresses for about 6 years. She works from home, where she lives with her husband, 23 year old daughter, and 21 year old son. Her family is very close. Marina loves her family and her work. In order to improve her work process, Marina need to buy a new, modern sewing machine - her old machine is very outdated and frequently breaks, causing her great inconvenience. In the future she would really like to expand her business and open her own studio near her home.
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Марина 44-летняя швея, которая проживает в городе Душанбе, в самом сердце Таджикистана. Она умелая мастерица, занимающаяся пошивом женских национальных платьев в течение около 6 лет. Она работает у себя дома. Марина живет вместе с мужем, 23-летней дочерью и 21-летним сыном. У нее дружная семья. Марина любит свою семью и свое дело.
Для того чтобы улучшить процесс своей работы, Марине необходимо купить новую модернизированную швейную машинку, так как ее машинка очень устарела и всегда ломается, что причиняет ей неудобств. В будущем она хочет расширить деятельность и открыть возле дома собственное ателье.

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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
  • 220
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $32,113,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.9
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Marina to purchase a new, modern sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2014
Jun 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015