A loan of $1,300 helped to purchase clothing to resell.

Dustmurod's story

O. Dustmurod is married and has one small child. Dustmurod is a unique entrepreneur. He has been a market vendor for about eight years. During that time he has become very popular at the market and has many clients. The secret of his success is simple: he tries to not only let his customers know the benefits of his products – he also gives them a sense of relationship which brings them back again and again. However, he doesn’t want to stop where he is now with his venture. Dustmurod is seeking a loan of 6,000 TJS to re-stock the merchandise in his store. We believe that Dustmurod’s desire to excel in pleasing his customers will determine his further success and encourage new customers to buy from him.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and with it’s famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets as: 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. 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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