A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase ingredients for preparing sambusa and to improve his business conditions.


Daler's story

This is Daler, who is an animated guy filled with enthusiasm. He works hard preparing and selling the national pie called “sambusa” (it is the flour course with the meat that is baked in the coals according to the old recipes) in a small place which he rents. Since he was very young, Daler learned a great deal about sambusa preparation from his mother and that's why he decided to dedicate himself to this work.

Daler has big plans and dreams to grow his business. His goal is to have his own place where he can offer more comforts to his customers. And he'd like to buy a refrigerator so he can begin to offer cold drinks as well.

With this purpose in mind, Daler wants to take a loan of 1,500 USD to purchase the necessary ingredients for preparing sambusa and also to improve his business conditions. He is very motivated to grow his business and increase his income. With his efforts and your important contribution, Daler can reach his goals.

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 B.C. 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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