Total loan: $1,125


Tursunzade, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan / Food

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A loan helped To buy bakery products.

Mehriniso's story

Mehriniso is married with four children. She sells all kinds of bakery products in her commercial location. The market is located in a good area that brings many clients. Mehriniso has operated this business for 7 years. She always offers good, fresh products. Her clients know and value this. Mehrinoso is honest, entrepreneurial and hard-working. She makes every effort to make her business a nice, attractive place for her customers. Mehriniso is requesting a loan of 5,000 Somoni to expand her business and increasing her working capital. She hopes to use the additional income to improve her business conditions. More about Tajikistan and IMON International Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road and marking 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. 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