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Total loan: $1,725
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Jamila

Tajikistan
Shahrituz, Tajikistan / Grocery Store

A loan of $1,725 helped to purchase a wider range of goods.


Jamila's story

Jamila is 48 years old and has 3 children. Her husband works in construction as a mason’s assistant. She has a small grocery store in her house where she sells cookies, pastas, soft drinks, and bread. With this loan, Jamila plans to increase the amount of merchandise she stocks since there aren’t many grocery stores in her area. Due to the distance to the city, people from the community would buy more from her, which would increase her income.

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



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 23, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 23, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"