A loan of $1,900 helped to purchase trousers of the modern style to increase her range of goods.


Dilshot's story

S. Dilshot is 40 years old and is married with three children.

For more than seven years, Dilshot has been running her own business. She has a place in the local market where she sells trousers for women and girls. Considering that the national trousers are a very important item for most women and girls of her country, Dilshot’s business is stable, allowing her to contribute considerable income to the family budget.

Now, Dilshot is planning to purchase trousers of the modern style in order to increase the range of goods she sells. With this purpose in mind, she requests the loan of 8,300 Somoni. Having a positive credit history, Dilshot promises to repay the loan promptly. Let’s support this woman who has a lot of courage and the strength to better her family’s life.


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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