A loan of $1,500 helped purchasing the flour as a wholesale for baking the national bread “lepeshka”.

Bahodir's story

M. Bahodir is an experienced bread baker. He has been doing this business for more than 6 years. He is baking the national bread “lepeshka” at home. He believes that this business is profitable and is not the subject to the seasonality. He is getting up early and baking the lepeshka and bread so that people have the fresh bread on their tables for breakfast. All the input materials like the flour, salt, yeast he is purchasing in the local market. Now due to high demands Bahodir wants to increase the number of his breads so that he requests for a loan of $1500 USD. The loan will be spend for purchasing the flour, and coal for baking the “lepeshka”. Bahodir deeply appreciates the trust and support you are giving 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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