Blog posts tagged with tajikistan

Sep 9, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Of all the 72+ countries Kiva works in every day, Tajikistan has a hard time standing out. Even though there are 190 borrowers looking for loans there right now. Even though it is technically the most impoverished country in Central Asia. Still, very few people are lending to Tajik borrowers. So we want to shed some light on why lending in this poor but culturally rich country is so important -- and this light is shining from one of our partners there, MDO Arvand, and the success stories it has seen.

Make a loan to a borrower in Tajikistan today and... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Born in Khorog, Tajikistan, Kiva intern Amniya Shahbozova is not only a talented researcher and writer, she also has an incredibly unique perspective shaped by her upbringing and international experience. We're thrilled that she's interested in pursuing a career in microfinance. She'll no doubt make a difference in many lives.

Given our focus this month on Tajikistan and how microfinance is making a difference in what is now the poorest country in Central Asia, we couldn't think of a better time for Amniya to share her experience and outlook on what microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
In this last installment of the Passport Series focused on Tajikistan, we wanted to share with you a few success stories from the field.

Meet Nafisa.

A 29-year-old mother of two, Nafisa lives in the town of Jabar Rasulov in Tajikistan. When she was younger, family circumstances prevented her from attending college. But she was determined to find a rewarding career, and decided to apply her talents as a cook -- a skill she’d learned from her mother.



In 2005, Nafisa and her husband opened a small restaurant in the... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
In the spirit of Valentines Day, we're celebrating people falling in love and making connections all over the world! And, as you may know, some loans on Kiva help families pay for wedding expenses. All those happy couples borrowing on Kiva come from somewhere!

Exhibit A:




A happy couple of Kiva borrowers in El Salvador.

In many places where Kiva works, weddings are much more than fancy parties. They can have huge...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
SPECIAL OFFER: Now when new Kiva users lend to a borrower in Tajikistan, they'll get a $25 bonus to make a loan for free to any borrower! This is a rare opportunity for the first 200 lenders who join Kiva and lend in Tajikistan between Feb. 11 and 26. You will receive an email within 30 days from Kiva letting you know if you received a $25 bonus credit or not.

Read on to see why lending in Tajikistan is so important -- and influential:




Shodiya used her $1,050 loan... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
In 2012 alone, migrant workers around the world sent over $400 billion back home.

Unfortunately, sending money isn’t as cheap and clear-cut as you might think. On average, remittance services cost 8.96% of the amount being sent -- which is a lot given that most migrant workers don't make a lot to begin with.

Notably, costs of remittances have traditionally been highest in Africa -- undoubtedly, one of the places where the money is needed most. In 2012, about $60 billion was sent to Africa in remittances at an average transaction cost... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


Do you remember your first class in world geography?

At some point you were probably taught that Africa is a continent, the Niles is the longest river, and that Russia is the largest country. But it’s pretty unlikely your teacher ever mentioned anything about Central Asia, and in particular Tajikistan.

In fact, this tiny country (roughly the size of Wisconsin), although unique historically and culturally, remains a mystery to most of the Western world.

Bordering Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, Tajikistan is made up of a... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with tajikistan

Sep 9, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Of all the 72+ countries Kiva works in every day, Tajikistan has a hard time standing out. Even though there are 190 borrowers looking for loans there right now. Even though it is technically the most impoverished country in Central Asia. Still, very few people are lending to Tajik borrowers. So we want to shed some light on why lending in this poor but culturally rich country is so important -- and this light is shining from one of our partners there, MDO Arvand, and the success stories it has seen.

Make a loan to a borrower in Tajikistan today and... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Born in Khorog, Tajikistan, Kiva intern Amniya Shahbozova is not only a talented researcher and writer, she also has an incredibly unique perspective shaped by her upbringing and international experience. We're thrilled that she's interested in pursuing a career in microfinance. She'll no doubt make a difference in many lives.

Given our focus this month on Tajikistan and how microfinance is making a difference in what is now the poorest country in Central Asia, we couldn't think of a better time for Amniya to share her experience and outlook on what microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
In this last installment of the Passport Series focused on Tajikistan, we wanted to share with you a few success stories from the field.

Meet Nafisa.

A 29-year-old mother of two, Nafisa lives in the town of Jabar Rasulov in Tajikistan. When she was younger, family circumstances prevented her from attending college. But she was determined to find a rewarding career, and decided to apply her talents as a cook -- a skill she’d learned from her mother.



In 2005, Nafisa and her husband opened a small restaurant in the... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
In the spirit of Valentines Day, we're celebrating people falling in love and making connections all over the world! And, as you may know, some loans on Kiva help families pay for wedding expenses. All those happy couples borrowing on Kiva come from somewhere!

Exhibit A:




A happy couple of Kiva borrowers in El Salvador.

In many places where Kiva works, weddings are much more than fancy parties. They can have huge...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
SPECIAL OFFER: Now when new Kiva users lend to a borrower in Tajikistan, they'll get a $25 bonus to make a loan for free to any borrower! This is a rare opportunity for the first 200 lenders who join Kiva and lend in Tajikistan between Feb. 11 and 26. You will receive an email within 30 days from Kiva letting you know if you received a $25 bonus credit or not.

Read on to see why lending in Tajikistan is so important -- and influential:




Shodiya used her $1,050 loan... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
In 2012 alone, migrant workers around the world sent over $400 billion back home.

Unfortunately, sending money isn’t as cheap and clear-cut as you might think. On average, remittance services cost 8.96% of the amount being sent -- which is a lot given that most migrant workers don't make a lot to begin with.

Notably, costs of remittances have traditionally been highest in Africa -- undoubtedly, one of the places where the money is needed most. In 2012, about $60 billion was sent to Africa in remittances at an average transaction cost... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


Do you remember your first class in world geography?

At some point you were probably taught that Africa is a continent, the Niles is the longest river, and that Russia is the largest country. But it’s pretty unlikely your teacher ever mentioned anything about Central Asia, and in particular Tajikistan.

In fact, this tiny country (roughly the size of Wisconsin), although unique historically and culturally, remains a mystery to most of the Western world.

Bordering Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, Tajikistan is made up of a... Continue Reading >>