Total loan: $3,000


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Shahrituz, , Tajikistan / Clothing

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Dilorom's story

O. Dilorom is a 50-year-old married mother of 3 children who has been running her own business for more than a year now. She has a small salon where she sells and rents traditional wedding dresses. Traditionally families in Tajikistan are large, consequently there are lots of marriages and Dilorom has a lot of clients. The stability of her business allows her to make a considerable contribution to the family’s income. Today Dilorom requests 3000 USD for which will be used to purchase new wedding dresses. Dilorom would like to assure all deciding to support her that she will pay the loan in time and sincerely thanks 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