Total loan: $800


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Kanibadam, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Arts

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A loan helped To purchase materials for embroidering the national skull-cap.

Mohira's story

Mohira O. is 48 years old. She and her husband raised 4 children. Ten years ago, Mohira learned how to embroider the national skull-cap for men and women, and now she run her own business. She works really hard, getting up very early and going to bed very late, selling the skull-caps at the local market. Mohira dreams of arranging the marriage of her son. With this purpose in mind, Mohira is planning to expand her business. She is requesting a loan of $800 USD. Mohira is planning to spend the loan on purchasing materials for embroidering. Mohira had shown herself to be a reliable client of IMON. Let’s get behind this dedicated mother to make her dream become reality. 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 Western 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