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Mumina

Tajikistan
Shahrituz, Tajikistan / Clothing Sales

A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase a wider range of goods for her store.


Mumina's story

Mumina is married and has three children. She owns a place at the central market in Shahrituz, where she sells various types of clothing. Some of the advantages of her business are variety, consistency, and affordable prices. Mumina has been working in this business for 5 years. She is always seeking to grow and develop her business and improve her entrepreneurial skills. Mumina is requesting a loan of $2000 USD to purchase a wider range of goods. She hopes to increase her income and improve her family’s financial situation.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history. It was the site of 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. Even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, Western culture and Central Asian traditions.

But Tajikistan is also the poorest of the former Soviet republics. The civil war, which ignited soon after it gained 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.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 18, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 18, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"