A loan of $800 helped to purchase new goods to increase her stock.


Nodirakhon's story

D. Nodirakhon is a hard-working entrepreneur from Isfara, a city in North Tajikistan. She and her husband, have three children.


She runs a business where she sells women’s galoshes and the national women’s top-boot called “Massi”. Nodirakhon started her business 15 years ago and has run it with both extreme care and seriousness. It is an important source of income for her family of five.


Nodirakhon has requested a loan of $800 so that she can purchase additional goods and continue to develop her business. Thanks to this loan, she will be able to grow her business further and help feed her family.



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 for it’s famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets such 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 B.C. 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 Tajikistan’s 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



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