A loan of $1,000 helped purchasing of a new electrical oven.

Sabohat's story

Sabohat is a loving mother of 3 children. Since starting a family of their own, she and her husband have dedicated themselves to making and selling buns, through which they have been able to cover the basic needs of their home. Sabohat begins her workday early in the morning. Her dream is to expand her business so that she can offer her products personally, in markets, throughout the regions of her country. She hopes to be earning a greater income to be able to arrange the wedding of her darling son. For this reason, Sabohat is requesting a loan of $ 1000 US to allow her to do these things. Let’s get behind this dedicated mother to help her keep making buns and making her children’s dreams a 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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