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Sairanbibi
Problems and money shortages never defeat Sairanbibi, who has always looked for a way to get past obstacles and continue to improve her situation. Sairanbibi is an extremely hard-working and energetic woman. She is 45 years old, a widow and the loving mother of two children. For more than five years, she has operated a store where she sells women’s clothes and shoes. Her store is well known and people love to visit because it's clean, tidy, and run by someone who is very kind and thoughtful. Sairanbibi hopes that her store will keep growing so that she can maintain a comfortable life for her two children. To make that possible, she has applied for a new loan that she will use to buy more clothing to sell. For this purpose, Sairanbibi requests $1500 USD. She promises to repay the loan with accuracy in the same manner as she did with the previous one. Sairanbibi is counting on your help. Be an important of the growth of Sairanbibi’s business.

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 fourth 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

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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
  • 198
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $28,289,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sairanbibi to purchase more clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2010
Listed
Jan 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 15, 2010