A loan of $3,000 helped to purchase foodstuffs in order to increase her range of goods for sale.

Mavluda's story

Mavluda N., a happy mother of four children, is 42 years old and married. For 10 years she has been selling foodstuffs in her grocery store. Mavluda’s wish is to increase her business by offering a greater variety of foodstuffs to her customers who pass through this market. She works with one aim in mind, to provide the best possible example and way of life for her beloved children who are all the apple of her eye and the reason for her daily efforts. With this opportunity and with the immense love Mavluda feels as a mother and her desire to succeed, she is appealing to your generosity and is requesting a loan of $3000 USD in order to increase the range of her goods.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes its role as 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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