Total loan: $3,000


Isfara, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Services

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A loan helped To purchase input materials for his business repairing and making shoes.

Mirzomaruf's story

Mirzomaruf is married with three children. He owns a shoe business where he repairs and also makes shoes. Mirzomaruf began his business just repairing shoes. Later he began to take orders to make individual shoes as well. Making shoes has become quite a profitable part of his business. Mirzomaruf has been in this business for 25 years and has gained a rich experience in making good quality shoes. He is a hardworking and responsible person and has a good reputation among his clients. He has many repeat clients who use his services. Mirzomaruf would like to borrow 3000 USD to purchase materials for his business. 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