A loan of $1,725 helped purchasing new goods to sell.


Inoyat's story

Inoyat is married. She is an entrepreneur from Istaravshan city, where she runs a small clothing sales business. Inoyat sells kid’s clothing items in one of the local markets. She is an experienced market vendor, and has been running this venture for 6 years. Inoyat recognizes a good opportunity to broaden the selection of goods she offers and increase her sales volume. She is requesting a loan of 7500 Somoni to increase the selection of clothing merchandise she offers for sale.

Inoyat is known as an open and lively woman who cares about her customers' needs. As she provides for the needs of others, she will be able to generate the necessary funds to adequately provide for herself and her family.

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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