A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase DVDs to sell.

Parviz's story

Y. Parviz is 24 years old. He sells DVD disks. He tries to have all the new movies, as well as concerts of the popular actors, singers and others. He also provides computer services such as audio editing of videotapes and discs with records of family events of his clients. Parviz tries to use modern, up-to-date technologies in his work so he can satisfy the demands and requirements of the customers. The business is successful in generating a good income for his family.

Today Parviz requests 5000 Somoni. He is planning to purchase a lot of DVD disks to increase the range of goods he has to sell. Parviz thanks all lenders who are supporting him and promises to be accurate in loan payment.

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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