A loan of $800 helped to purchase a wider variety of goods to sell.

Munavar's story

M. Munavar is forty-five years old. She is married and the mother of three children. Her husband is a taxi driver. Munavar is doing the best she can to ensure the best future for her children. That is the reason that she has been running her own small business for twenty-nine years. She has a place in the central local market for selling food, such as macaroni, sugar, spices and other items. She works from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Because the business is stable, she can improve the level of her family's living conditions. Munavar needs a loan to increase the variety of goods she sells. She is asking for a loan of $800 for the term of 12 months. Munavar and her children are sincerely grateful for your support.

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 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

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