Total loan: $2,000


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Tursunzade, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan / Transportation

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Tohirjon's story

Tohirjon runs a transportation services business in his hometown of Tursunzade, Tajikistan. He is married and has one child. His transportation services are always in demand, which helps Tohirjon make good money and run his business efficiently. Tohirjon has been in this trade for six years. He seeks a loan of $2,000 USD to replace his car with a new one. He is hoping to continue running this business as it brings good income for him and for his family. Tohirjon is an experienced technician and knows a lot about vehicles. He used to sell cars in the local car market but decided to quit and launch his own small venture. Tohirjon is happy to have this business as it feeds his family and helps him to survive in this challenging economic environment. 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 fourth 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