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Total loan: $1,625
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Munira

Tajikistan
Kanibadam, Tajikistan / Grocery Store

A loan of $1,625 helped to buy an assortment of food for her store.


Munira's story

Munira, an honest woman whose husband works in Russia, is the mother of three children. Assisted by her son, Munira has been running her business selling foods including sweets, chocolate, juice, drinks, etc. for eight years. Working hard to take good care of the family, she is requesting a loan of 7,500 Tajikistan somonis (TJS) to purchase a greater assortment of goods.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, as it served as a key post along the Silk Road and marked the end of Alexander the Great's extensive 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



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 6, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 6, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"