A loan of $3,000 helped to increase the range of goods for sale.

Saiburkhon's story

S. Saiburkhon is 50 years old and married with three children.

Nine years ago, Saiburkhon decided to start his own business selling carpets. He began his own business with his hard-earned savings as he had always wanted to be an entrepreneur. He is familiar with this business and provides good customer service. He has many clients, and his business keeps growing.

In order to increase the range of his carpets, he now needs a loan of $3000 which he will use to purchase more inventory. He commits to repay this amount within 12 months. Be a part of this business and of Saiburkhon's family by supporting his growing business. They greatly appreciate it!

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 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 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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