Total loan: $2,275
Isfara, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Transportation
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A loan helped Purchase a new minivan to expand the business.
V. Anvar has a minivan and provides transportation services. In the business for 10 years he has gained much experience. Initially he rented the car, but after saving up, he bought his own minivan. The business is stable and generates the main income for Anvar’s family and has improved their living conditions. Currently Anvar wants to expand his business and needs a loan of 10000 Somoni to purchase another minivan. Anvar thanks everyone supporting him and promises to repay the loan with accuracy. More about Tajikistan and IMON International: Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road at 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