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Total loan: $600

Alijon

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Istaravshan, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Food

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A loan helped Purchasing foodstuffs to increase his range of goods.


Alijon's story

K. Alijon is a low-income, vulnerable person. He is 22 and lives with his parents. Alijon has a small grocery and sells foodstuffs. The business is very successful but needs some investment of capital to increase its daily turnover. That's why he has applied to IMON International for a loan of 600 US Dollars. This loan will allow him to buy bigger amounts of goods for re-sale and to better provide for his family and save more money to be able to get married. With your collaboration he’ll be able to crystallize his dreams in a short time.

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