A loan of $1,150 helped to increase his assortment of medicines.

Melikuzi's story

B. Melikuzi is 59 years old and, together with his wife, he’s raised seven children.

Melikuzi has been running a drugstore for five years already. He sells only certified medicines. Hard work and a clear purpose - to provide for his family - have made his business grow.

Melikuzi has been a client of IMON for almost three years. Now, he requests 5,000 Somoni to increase his assortment of medicines. Being a very accurate person by his nature, he is sure and would like to assure the lenders that he is able to pay the loan on time without any problems.

This business is the only source of income for Melikuzi’s family, so he wants to run it well.

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 B.C. 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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