A loan of $800 helped purchasing the new goods for selling in order to expand the business.


Mehrangez's story

B. Mehrangez is 20 years old. She is not married and lives with her parents. Mehrangez is a market vendor. She is selling the clothing for kids in the local market. After finishing the school in spite of entering the university she started her own business because she needed money to be able to support her parents to pay for household and personal expenses. Mehrangez is in this business for 2 years already. For these years she managed to make her business stable and profitable generating the stable incomes for her family, allowing her supporting her parents. Now Mehrangez is planning to expand her business and in order to do so, she’ll need to increase her working capital for purchasing the new clothing for selling. With this purpose Mehrangez requests $800 US Dollars. She promises to repay the loan promptly and thanks all supporting her. 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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