A loan of $2,700 helped purchasing new goods for selling.


Saimuhammad's story

T. Saimuhammad is 26 years old. He is a market vendor. He sells men’s shoes and clothing at the market. With over a year of working at the market, Saimuhammad already has enough experience to do his work successfully and has clients who always come to him. Saimuhammad is trying to satisfy the needs of clients with various tastes and income levels. Today he is planning to increase his working capital in order to purchase new goods to sell. For this purpose, he requests $2,700. Saimuhammad promises to repay the loan promptly and thanks all supporting him. Be an important part of the growth of Saimuhammad’s business. More about Tajikistan and IMON International Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road, and for 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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