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Barnokhon
U. Barnokhon is a single woman with no children. She lives with her parents and runs her own business. She sells kid’s clothing in the central market of Dushanbe. She has a wide variety of merchandise combined with reasonable prices. Barnokhon has been in this trade for 11 years. She is trying to do everything she can to provide for the well-being of her family. That is why she wants to continue expanding her business and growing her trade by increasing the number of her vending locations. Barnokhon is requesting a loan of 4000 Somoni to sustain her business and help ensure it continues to provide enough income to live on.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road and the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has also produced great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, including Rudaki, Avicenna, Ferdowsi, Omar Khayyam, Jomi, and Rumi. The country is home to communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, epic mountain passes, and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC. And, even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

But Tajikistan is also the poorest of the former Soviet republics. The civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged the already weak economy. In addition, 93% of the country is mountainous and only 7% of the land is arable. These conditions have resulted in high levels of unemployment and have forced hundreds of thousands to seek work in other countries, mainly Russia. While the people of Tajikistan are working to improve its agricultural production and manufacturing sector, nearly two-thirds of the population still live in abject poverty.

IMON's History

Since December 2007, IMON International has worked closely with Kiva and Kiva lenders to ensure that poor and low income clients represent a viable business proposition. Funds raised through Kiva have already been distributed to thousands of IMON International's clients and will continue to provide thousands more with permanent access to the varied financial services they need. To learn more about IMON International's work, please visit: www.imon.tj

Additional Information

About IMON International

IMON International (IMON) is a micro-deposit organization in Tajikistan that provides entrepreneurs with access to high quality financial products and services, including business loans, agriculture loans, consumer loans and micro-leases. Aiming to alleviate poverty, the organization helps unbanked individuals establish businesses in different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture and service. Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and traders in Tajikistan.

About Tajikistan

  • $1,388
    Average annual income
  • 192
    View loans »
    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,051,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.3
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Barnokhon to purchase more goods to increase her stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2009
Listed
May 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 17, 2010