A loan of $800 helped purchasing new fabrics to increase her range of goods.

Oisara's story

N. Oisara is 38 years old. She is married and the loving mother of four children. She is a hard-working woman struggling to feed her children by selling traditional fabrics for national dresses. Oisara has a trading place in the center local markets of the town of Penjikent. She is trying to have a wide range of goods so as to able to meet the requirements of her customers and to satisfy the needs of clients with varying levels of income.

Oisara, being a devoted mother, is doing her best to ensure that her children are happy and well-educated. Today Oisara feels that with more working capital her business could generate more income, so she is asking for a loan of $800 with the term of 12 months to jumpstart the business and raise the family's standard of living. Let's help this admirable mother give her children a brighter future.

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 epic mountain passes, communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, and a civilization that dates back to the fourth 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 percent of the country is mountainous and only 7 percent 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.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details