A loan of $1,500 helped to buy more foodstuffs to increase the range of goods for sale.


Zinatmo's story

Zinatmo N. is 48 years old and is married. She and her husband live in their own house, with the basic necessities. They have three children. Zinatmo has been the owner of a small general store for about 17 years. She sells foodstuffs for everyday use such as: rice, flour, macaroni, soft drinks, sweets, and etc. Zinatmo runs her business from her home, and her children help her. The motivation for requesting a loan is to be able to purchase more merchandise to stock the business. Larger goods will attract more clients and generate a good monthly income to help her family. Support this woman of much strength and courage to keep working.


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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