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Bahri
B. Bahri is 46 years old. She is still working diligently to help her husband who works as a farmer. Since she has lived with her husband, she has worked in the business of buying and selling cattle and also breeding sheep. She uses the profit to cover the family expenses and her children’s education fee. Bahri has 4 children. Her first child has already graduated University. The other ones are studying in school. The loan from IMON International will be used to purchase the cattle for expanding her business. She hopes that the business goes well and her family will have a better quality of life.


More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and with it’s famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets as: Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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

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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

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 209
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,711,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Bahri purchasing the small cattle in order to expand the business and to improve the living conditions of the family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 2, 2009
Listed
Feb 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2009