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Saodat

Tajikistan
Shahrituz, Tajikistan / Clothing Sales

A loan of $2,000 helped purchasing new clothes and toys for kids.


Saodat's story

M. Saodat is an enterprising, capable and very hard-working woman. She lives in Shahrituz, Tajikistan, and sells kids' clothes and toys. She began her own business because her husband’s salary was not sufficient for their large family, including their four children. Her business is allowing Saodat to provide her children with the necessary food and education.

Currently, she needs a loan of $2,000 to buy merchandise in order to increase sales. Saodat wants to continue to support her children and only wishes to work in order to achieve this. Support her! More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road, and for 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.

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: July 9, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: July 9, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"