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Total loan: $1,150

Halima

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Tursunzade, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan / Food

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A loan helped Purchasing plates and dishes.


Halima's story

B. Halima is 48 years old and married with six children. Halima has run her business for 20 years. With the assistance of her daughters, she fries and bakes pastries and meat patties and sells them in a small snack-bar. Halima and her daughters are very nice, polite people which brings them a good clientele. The business generates income to support the family. Today Halima requests 5000 Somoni in order to buy plates and dishes for her business. Halima has gained a reputation for responsibility with her financial obligations and for keeping her word. We are happy to have another opportunity to assist her with the operation of her business. 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