A loan of $1,500 helped increasing of the range of fruits.

Ergash's story

M. Ergash is 48 years old. He is married and has 5 children. Ergash is a market vendor. He has been selling the fruits for 18 years already. For these years Ergash had acquired the knowledge and skills required for the business. For instance, he knows how to store the fruits so that to keep their marketable conditions and not to lose the taste and useful properties. He is selling fruits such as: apple, peach, pomegranate in the center local market. In the market he is known among people because of the attractive prices and friendly characteristic feature. All this allows Ergash’s business to generate the stable considerable incomes for his family. Due to the season now Ergash’s selling goods are in high demand. For this reason he is planning to purchase the more fruits for selling. He is requesting for a loan of $1500 USD that will allow him to expand his business. Ergash thanks everyone for supporting him.

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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