Rukhshod is now director of a national micro-lending organization (MLO) in Tajikistan, with five branches across three regions. Rukshod’s journey into this position reportedly began when she became the manager of the women’s committee of a small village organisation. Rukhshod was selected to lead the organisation in 2007 when several village organisations in her area merged into a federation. She was appointed to the position of Director four years later. Thanks to Economic and Social Connections: A Multi-Input Area Development Financing Facility for Tajikistan (ESCoMIAD), a joint project of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Rukhshod received trainings in business planning, financial statement analysis and cash management enabling her to excel in this role.