Vegetable sales are a flourishing business in Tajikistan for the simple reason that every home needs vegetables. Nuriddin A. has been selling fruits and vegetables in Dushanbe city for the past two years. He began his own stall with his hard-earned savings, as he had always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Nuriddin began selling in “Ganj” market with very little stock to offer his clients. Slowly he began to increase the goods offered until he managed to get a permanent market stall. Currently his stall, with a zinc roof and ceramic tiles on the floor, is his pride and joy. Nuriddin is a father of three young children, who are in school. Like any father, he is doing all he can in order to ensure his children the best future and make them well-educated. Now he needs a loan of 3000 Somoni ($900) in order to increase his stock of goods. He promises to repay the loan within four months and expresses his gratitude to everyone supporting him.
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.