A loan of $700 helped to purchase more toys to sell.

Mehriniso's story

A. Mehriniso is 33 years old. She is married and has a little daughter. Mehriniso sells toys for children. She rents a store for selling, which is located in one of the local markets. Mehriniso has been running her own small business for seven years. Having only a couple competitors in the market, she is doing well with her business. Mehriniso always dreamed of owning her own small store and not having to depend on anyone else. She believes that someday her dream will come true and she will open her own store. Today she is requesting a loan of 3000 Somoni for purchasing new toys to increase her range of goods. Mehriniso thanks everyone for supporting her and promises to be accurate with the loan payment. Let’s get behind this dedicated mother to make her dream become reality.

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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