A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase spare parts in order to repair his microbus.

Djamshedkhon's story

Djamshedkhon dedicates his time to driving a taxi and a microbus. He is a 30-year-old man, married with two children. He has about five years of experience in the public transportation field. The competition is rather high in this business, since there are so many people who need it.

Djamshedkhon currently relies on a microbus for his public transport business, which he drives personally. His current request is so that he can maintain his vehicle, since this is the tool of his trade. So now Djamshedkhon is counting on your help and requesting a loan of 4500 somoni. With the loan, he’ll purchase spare parts for his microbus. With your support, Djamshedkhon will continue to progress.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International:
Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its epic mountain passes and its rich history which includes its place as a key post along the Silk Road and events at the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has produced famous thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, including Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, and Mavlavi Rumi and many others. The country is home to communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC. 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. A civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged an 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 productivity and the 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 viable business prospects. 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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