A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase materials and wood products for manufacturing window frames and doors.

Maruf's story

T. Maruf is 47 years old and married, with three children between the ages of 22 and 14. Maruf manufactures, by order, carved wooden doors, window frames and partitions in the national oriental style. He has been in this business for twenty years. During that time, Maruf became a real expert in his business and has a lot of clients. Because of this, his business is very successful and brings in a stable and significant income, allowing Maruf to improve the living conditions of his family. Now Maruf has a large order for window frames and doors, so he is requesting $1500 to purchase the wood products and materials he needs for his manufacturing. Maruf is counting on your help, and he expresses his gratitude to everyone for supporting him.

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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