A loan of $1,600 helped purchasing of the new fabrics in order to increase the range of goods for selling.


Khursand's story

N. Khursand is 63 years old. She is married with six children. Khursand sells fabric from which the national dress is made. She has been in this business almost for 20 years.

Khursand has very good taste and she is ready to advise her clients which textile to choose for this or that occasion. Moreover, Khursand’s prices for fabrics are attractive for various levels of the population as she has a wide range of goods for any taste and any wallet. She has two trading places in different markets.

All this allows her to keep her clientele and to make a good income. Now Khursand needs 7000 Somoni for purchasing new fabric in order to increase the range of goods that she sells. Khursand promises to repay the loan without any violation and expresses her gratitude to everyone that supports her.


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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