A loan of $1,150 helped to increase inventory.

Sharofat's story

Sharofat H., 33 years old and married, is the loving mother of two children. She lives in Dushanbe and owns a small vending store in the local market. For about two years Sharofat has been selling the national coat “Chapan” for men and national dresses for women. Her store is well-known in the market for having a nice variety of assorted merchandise at affordable prices, and her profits have increased considerably since she started her business. Sharofat has a unique ability to analyze a merchandise market and find her niche, a skill that helped her start her business and make it successful. Today, in order to increase inventory and sales, she is requesting a loan of 5000 Somoni. With your help this will be possible.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes: its role as a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets including Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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. Even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

However, 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, forcing 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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