A loan of $600 helped to purchase a computer.


Khushbakht's story

U. Khushbakht is 22 years-old and married with one child. Khushbakht shoots videos of weddings and other family occasions. He has been in this business for about four years. Khushbakht tries to be creative in his job and when shooting the event and preparing the tape, he works as if he is making films. In the neighborhood, Khushbakht is known as a very hard-working and diligent operator so he has many clients that make the business successful and bring a stable income to his family. Today Khushbakht is asking for a loan of $ 600 US to purchase a computer for his business. This is the fifth loan of Khushbakht from Kiva partner IMON and he would like to assure everyone supporting him that he will repay the loan on time. He expresses his gratitude to everyone.

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. Today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

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 an 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 agricultural production and the manufacturing sector, nearly two-thirds of the population still lives 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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