A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase men’s clothing to increase the range of goods for sale.

Muhabbat's story

Muhabbat I. is 38 years old. She is married with three children. Muhabbat sells clothing for kids and many other small things. She started her business 15 years ago. At that time her husband-entrepreneur supported Muhabbat, providing the funds for start-up. Gradually, the business of Muhabbat expanded. Being hard-working and polite by nature, she managed to obtain a clientele that is happy with the goods and the services. The business generates a stable income for the family. Muhabbat loves her children very much and she wants all of them to be well-educated. Today, she is requesting 5000 Somoni. She is planning to spend the loan on purchasing additional goods for sale. You could become an important part in Muhabbat family's life. She deeply appreciates the trust and support you are giving her.

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 Western 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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