Total loan: $950


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Shahrituz, , Tajikistan / Retail

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A loan helped Purchasing plates and dishes for re-sale.

Gulbahor's story

Gulbahor T. is 40 years old. She is married with two children. For almost 2 years, Gulbahor has been working as a market vendor. She sells plates and dishes in the oriental style. This kind of the goods is in popular demand among the population. This kind of china is widely used for girls' dowry and also for family celebrations. The love for her children is the biggest reason for Sharofat to make an effort to provide what they need.

Now Sharofat is planning to enlarge her range of goods and to purchase the china for re-sale. With this purpose she is requesting 3500 Somoni (950 USD) for a term of 12 months. The well-being of Sharofat’s family and her business are in your hands. She and her children are sincerely grateful for your support.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and with its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets as: Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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