A loan of $925 helped purchasing of the foodstuffs to increase the range of goods.


Sherali's story

S. Sherali is 37 years old. He is married with five children. He is a small entrepreneur who sells different kinds of foodstuffs such as: sweets, meat products, preserved foods, soft drinks, juices and other items in his grocery store. Sherali is not alone in this business. His whole family actively helps him with sales.



Sherali admits he has benefited a lot in the past 3 years from his relationship with IMON International. Financial assistance he has received has helped him grow and expand his business. Currently Sherali is requesting a loan of 3253 Somoni for a term of 9 months to increase his stock. He is ready to work even harder, make sacrifices and push every once and a while to achieve his goal and become a successful entrepreneur. We believe his perseverance and clear vision will become key success factors in his small business.



More about Tajikistan and IMON International



Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and with it’s famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets as: Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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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