A loan of $2,000 helped to buy new goods in order to increase the range of goods for resale.

Guljahon's story

Guljahon is widow and has five children. After the death of her husband, she had to find some way to provide for her children. That is how she became a market vendor. Today Guljahon sells children’s clothing and footwear. Her prices are always reasonable. She has been in business for ten years. Financial assistance has helped her business grow and expand.

Guljahon is requesting a loan of $2,000 to purchase clothing wholesale to sell over this Christmas season. Her business is the only source of income for her family. That is why she is determined to work 24/7 to provide for their needs and stimulate the growth of her trade. One of her plans is to open a new vending facility in the local market and hire an employee to help her run the business. We believe her natural liveliness and enthusiasm will help Guljahon achieve her goals and continue as a successful entrepreneur.

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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