A loan of $2,500 helped to re-stock merchandise for the winter season.

Dilshod's story

D. Dilshod is married with five children. This is an average family in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. However, Dilshod is a unique entrepreneur. Together with his son he has been selling clothing in the central city market for about fifteen years. The secret of his success is simple: he tries not only to let his customers know the benefits of his products – he also creates a relationship with them, which brings them back again and again. However, he doesn’t want to stop where he is with his venture. Dilshod is seeking a loan of $2500 to re-stock merchandise in his store for the winter season. We believe that Dilshod’s desire to excel in pleasing his customers will determine his further success and encourage new customers to buy from 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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