A loan of $1,600 helped purchasing new clothing for kids for the autumn/winter season.


Makhfirat's story

K. Makhfirat is a married woman and has 4 children. She has been running her own business for 15 years already. Makhfirat sells clothes for kids in a store which is located in one of the intensively inhabited parts of the local market. She is very nice and polite and has many customers. The business is quite stable and serves as a significant source of income for the family.

Makhfirat has been a client of IMON for more than 4 years. She has managed to pay all her loans accurately and precisely. Now she requests 7000 Somoni to increase the range of her goods. Makhfirat deeply appreciates your support and sincerely thanks all of you.

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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