A loan of $1,950 helped to purchase new fabrics for increasing the range of goods.

Abduhalim's story

K. Abduhalim is 42 years old. He is married and has four children. He is a hard-working man struggling to feed his children and parents (who are living with him) by selling national fabrics for the national dresses. Abduhalim has a trading place in the center local markets of Dushanbe city. He is trying to have wide range of goods to meet the requirements of his customers and to satisfy the needs of the clients with different levels of income. Abduhalim, being a devoted father, is doing all the best in order for his children to be well educated and happy. Today Abduhalim feels that with more working capital his business could generate more income, so he is asking for a loan of 8500 Somoni to jumpstart the business and raise the family's standard of living. Let's help this incredible father give his children a brighter future.

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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