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Total loan: $1,500

Azam

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Khujand, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Food

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Azam's story

N. Azam is 41 years old. He is married and has two children His wife is a housekeeper. Azam is processing and selling dried apricots in the central local market. He is experienced in the business of making the dried apricots. As a rule he purchases dried apricot in the market and processes them himself. Because he buys dried apricot wholesale, his prices are lower than regular market prices. He offers a wide assortment of goods for clients of different means. All this allows Azam to make his business quite successful and it brings the stable income for the family. Today Azam requests $1500 USD for purchasing dried apricot further to process it and to sell. He would like to increase his income and give his children a good education. Azam expresses his gratitude for everyone supporting him. 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