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Total loan: $3,000
Dushanbe, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan / Food
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K. Saodat is 39 years old. She is married and is mother to 6 adorable children. Saodat has a grocery store which she attends to herself, in addition to caring for her family and her home. She began her business 7 years ago with financial support from her husband. The reason for starting the business was to increase her family’s income. The business has been gradually growing ever since. In order to grow her business she requests for a loan of $3000 US Dollars. Saodat is planning to spend the loan purchasing more goods to sell, thus increasing the range of inventory. She promises to repay her loan on time and thanks everybody who decide to support her. 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