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Raima
Raima is a divorced woman with two children. She is a hardworking woman who heads the family’s business of sewing the country’s traditional dress. She has been in production for more than five years. Raima purchases the materials needed for her sewing from Khujand region.


Raima has many customers, and was able with her profits to celebrate the weddings of her children. Raima would now like to get a loan of 6,000 TJS to purchase materials needed for her 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 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
  • 205
    View loans »
    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $27,720,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.6
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Raima to buy sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 17, 2011
Listed
Jun 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 17, 2012