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Total loan: $925
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Tukhtabibi

Tajikistan
Tursunzade, Tajikistan / Clothing Sales

A loan of $925 helped purchasing new clothing for women in order to increase the range of goods.


Tukhtabibi's story

A. Tukhtabibi is 36 years old; she lives with her spouse and works every day starting very early in the morning so that she can get ahead and achieve her goal of having her 3 children successfully finish school and enter university. Her business is located in the central market of Tursunzade town and she sells clothes for women.

Thanks to the support of her spouse and her own efforts, Tukhtabibi was able to expand her business, which began with little inventory and in a small space and now has a bigger space and a large clientele. With the loan of 4000 Somoni, she will buy a greater variety of clothing styles, for a variety of occasions, and a few specific requests for her customers. Support this woman of much strength and courage so she can keep working!

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



Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: January 6, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: January 6, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"