With a EUR 200,000 loan, local partner HUMO will provide financing to 150 of rural entrepreneurs, farmers and women owned businesses in Tajikistan. This loan will enable clients access to working capital and run their business. **please note: this project contains an exchange rate risk EUR/USD)**
*First notional repayment after 12 months, first interest payment after 6 months*
HUMO is a progressive and leading microcredit deposit organization established in Tajikistan. Main activity of the Company is provision of high-quality, affordable financial services to the rural population, as well as to promote the development of small and medium-sized businesses in poor regions of the Republic of Tajikistan. HUMO uses modern technologies and high standards of microfinance in its work, which allows the company to carry out the activities in accordance with the world's best practices. This implies high quality customer service, effective company management, good relationships with partner banks, state regulatory bodies, local authorities.
On November 1, 2013, the National Bank of Tajikistan issued to HUMO a license to carry out microfinancing activities. The day the MFI license was received became a significant event, marking another step in the stable growth and development of the company. Previously, HUMO worked under the brand of LLC Microcredit Organization "Humo and Partners", which was established in June 2008. The founder of the organization is the Microloan Fund “Humo”, which is the successor of the CARE International microcredit program in Tajikistan.
Use of Proceeds / Loan purpose
HUMO is the second largest microfinance institution in Tajikistan in terms of loan portfolio. The company offers its services through our 24 branches and 48 microfinance service centers.
HUMO’s core business is microfinance loans and it provides a wide range of loan products like Agri loans, Agri SME loans, Business micro, Business SME and consumer loans. In 2022 the Company provided loans to existing and new clients to the amount of TJS 1.2 billion (more than USD 100 million).
Apart from this, as a microfinance institution, HUMO provides a wide range of banking services and loans and foreign currencies, like attraction of deposits, opening banking accounts, providing payment cards, money transfers, forex operations, online banking, payment services, etc.
Main sources of income of the Company are loan portfolio, remittances and other banking services, like payment services, mobile banking, fx operations, payment cards.
Provision of access to a wide range of high-quality banking services, innovative financial solutions to the population and representatives of micro, small and agribusiness, in order to contribute to the social and economic development of the Republic of Tajikistan.
HUMO is one of the leading fintech companies offering affordable financial and non-financial services through partners and new markets.
HUMO is a microfinance institution in Tajikistan that is committed to improving financial inclusion to improve the financial well-being of low-income individuals, small businesses, and entrepreneurs in the country. Access to finance is an effective tool against poverty. It increases entrepreneurial activity, resulting in job creation, empowerment, and economic development.
The MFI primarily serves entrepreneurs and people in rural areas, where 75% of their clients live. 40% of their client portfolio are female entrepreneurs. HUMO also assists its clients in finding their way to proper education and health services and by increasing their financial literacy.
With this project, you are contributing to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 1 - No poverty
SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
Read more about the impact you can make through our platform and the SDGs on our impact page.
Related blog posts
Read the introduction of HUMO as a new investment opportunity here.
Get to know more about Tajikistan here.
Want to learn more about how financial inclusion can thrive entrepreneurship? Read here.
Wondering which other microfinance institutions we have in our portfolio? Check them out here.
- With this investment 10 jobs are created
- With this investment 750 lives are improved