A loan of $925 helped purchasing of the clothing for women.

Mavluda's story

Y. Mavluda sees herself as a calm, hard-working, and responsible person. She began her business due to the need for an income, aside from her husband’s, to cover the household expenses. They have a child who grows each day, along with their financial needs.
She began, some time ago, selling different products. She even had a home-made food shop which she had to close because of the increase in the shop’s rent, and because the owners were asking for the shop. So, one of her friends convinced her to sell clothes and offered to take her to places where she could buy clothes at good prices. She followed her friend’s advice and began to sell clothes 6 years ago. Her sales went very well after she started. She now has a fair number of clients. Mavluda asks for 4000 Somoni to purchase seasonal garments. She wants to take advantage of the dates and to have a more diverse variety of garments for her clients, which will allow her to increase her sales.

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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