A loan of $1,950 helped to purchase spare parts for his minivan.

Mavlon's story

Mavlon owns a comfortable minivan and offers transportation services in Pendjikent city. Mavlon is a very careful, professional driver. He has rich experience working as a driver and has been working in the sphere of transportation services for five years.

Mavlon is requesting a loan of 9,000 somoni to purchase new tire covers and other spare parts which he believes will provide extra safety for his passengers and will help him lessen his fuel costs. There are many passengers who travel on his itinerary and this makes his business very profitable and brings in a stable income. Mavlon is thinking about possibly buying a second van and starting a new scheduled route. We believe the reliability and responsibility that have characterized Mavlon will ensure the timely repayment of this loan.

Mavlon is married with two children.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International:
Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its epic mountain passes and rich history which includes its place as a key post along the Silk Road and events at the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has produced famous 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 and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC. 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. A civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged an 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 productivity and the manufacturing sector, nearly two-thirds of the population still live in abject poverty.

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