A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase fabrics for sewing women's national dresses.

Gulbahor's story

K. Gulbahor is an enterprising woman with a big desire to improve the quality of life for her family. She is married and has 4 children. Twenty years ago, Gulbahor started offering her services as a seamstress to her neighbors and acquaintances. She began this business because she did not have a job and she needed to find an activity to help her husband with family expenses. Gulbahor works in a tailoring shop where she produces national dresses for women. Now all of her children are going to school. She wishes for her children to continue with their education. That is the reason that she needs to continue growing her business. Gulbahor asks for a loan of 4500 Somoni that will be invested in buying supplies to increase her production and to cover her customers' demands. Help this family with improving their quality of life by contributing to the growth of Gulbahor’s business. They will sincerely thank you for it.

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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