A loan of $2,000 helped to buy a new selection of goods.

Rahima's story

Rahima is an honest, trustworthy and hard-working woman. She is married and the loving mother of five. She loves her children and always takes care of them. For over 10 years, she has been reselling sausage products and beverages. She has her own stand at the Central market and has many loyal customers. Rahima makes an efforts to offer high-quality goods to her customers in order to keep them satisfied. Rahima would like to expand her selection of good, which is the reason she is requesting a loan in the amount of $2000. She thanks Kiva and Kiva lenders in advance for their support and kindness.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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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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