A loan of $2,700 helped to purchase ingredients to make dairy products.


Muyassar's story

A. Muyassar is 49 years old. She is married and has two children. Muyassar, together with her husband, has a business making dairy products and selling them to groceries, market stands, and local neighbors in their community. Muyassar is telling us that day by day, her children are growing up and their expenses are rising too. She always dreamed her children would be well educated and she is doing the best she can to realize her dream. So she is very motivated to succeed in her daily and weekly sales goals. Now Muyassar feels that with additional capital she can increase her sales and profits. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of $2,700 USD. Let’s get behind this dedicated mother to make her dreams become reality.


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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