A loan of $1,725 helped cafe expansion.

Tuichiboy's story

Tuichiboy S. is 51 years old. He is married with three children. His wife is a housekeeper who looks after their children. Tuichiboy is the only breadwinner in the family and he is really hard-working. He has a cafe where he sells locally-inspired meals and foodstuff. He has been in the business for almost 30 years. Tuichiboy tries to have fresh foodstuff and tasty meals in his café and to ensure that his clients have the possibility to eat, to rest and buy. His business is stable, which allows him to generate a significant income and ensure worthy living for his family. Now Tuichiboy’s children are growing and the expenses for them are increasing too. Thus, Tuichiboy wants to increase his business to earn more money in order to cover his children's expenses. With this purpose, he requests 7500 Somoni to expand his café.

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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