A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase food to increase the range of goods for selling.


Mirzoali's story

Mirzoali is married and has 5 children. He sells groceries. His store is located in a very busy place, which is why there are always many customers who come to buy groceries from Mirzoali. He is a hard worker and works long days to make sure his family has everything they need. Mirzoali has been running this business for 10 years. Lending services from “IMON International” have promoted the expansion of his small venture. Mirzoali’s business is the only source of income for his family. He takes this responsibility seriously and is doing his best to meet the needs of his children. Today he is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase fresh food items. Mirzoali will never forget the support you give to him. 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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