A loan of $2,700 helped purchasing new fabrics in order to increase the range of goods for sale.


Adolat's story

For the past 13 years, Adolat has operated a business of selling fabrics that are specifically intended for sewing national dresses. She sells her wares in the famous market called “Panjshanbe” in Khujand, Tajikistan. A hard-working mother of three, Adolat has successfully grown her business, inspired by her goal to establish a stable income for her family.


Currently, Adolat is seeking a loan of $2,700 USD to enlarge her variety of goods for sale. With the increased profits, she hopes to continue supporting her children's education. She hopes that someday her children will become educated professionals in their sphere of knowledge.


More about Tajikistan


Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road and being the location of the end of the rule of Alexander the Great. It is also known for its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, such as Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi, and many others. The country, filled with epic mountain passes, is home to communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, and boasts 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.


More about IMON International


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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