A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase wood, plywood, flake board and other supplies.

Ahad's story

N. Ahad turned 42 recently. He and his wife raised five children. During the last twenty years, Ahad has been involved in manufacturing wooden doors and window frames. His older son helps him in the business. Ahad is respected and well known in the neighborhood as a real master at his work, and that brings him a large clientele. The business is stable and generates the main income for the family. Ahad needs to purchase basic materials like wood, plywood, flake board and other supplies for his business. He is also planning to improve the working conditions at his business. For these reasons he asking to borrow $2000. Ahad thanks all lenders for supporting him and for their trust.

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. 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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