A loan of $1,000 helped purchasing foodstuff for expanding his business.


Alisher's story

M. Alisher is 25 years old. He is married with three small children. Alisher has a restaurant where he sells breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prior to opening his own business, he worked at a restaurant where he learned the ins and outs of the trade. When Alisher first started his business he only opened to sell breakfast because he worked at night. Once his place became more popular he was able to dedicate his whole time to the business. Alisher wants the loan so he may invest in foodstuff to expand his business. He is asking for $1000 USD. With this money, Alisher will be able to expand his business and to earn more. The well-being of this family is in your hands. Contribute to the growth of his business and they will be grateful. 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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