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Total loan: $2,600
Dushanbe, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan / Food
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Furkat's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped Expand store inventory.
Furkat has always distinguished himself as being a very hard working person and devoted to his family, who are his role models. Ever since he was young, his parents taught him about honest work and responsibility, virtues that he has adopted for himself. Furkat manages his own business, a grocery store. He started it 3 years ago after the mechanic\'s shop where he worked closed down, when he found himself needing his own way to support his family. Thanks to his business, Furkat has been able to help his family. Today he requests a loan in the amount of $2600 USD. He needs you and through your generosity you can help him expand his business so that he may continue to support his children's education. Please help them by becoming part of the development of his small business. Furkat will sincerely thank you. 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