A loan helped increasing working capital.


Mavdjigul's story

N. Mavdjigul is 51 years old. She is married and the loving mother of 6 children. Mavdjigul owns a successful clothing sales business at the market of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She has been doing this business for about 8 years. Her business has benefited from a good sales location and constant demand for her products. Mavdjigul tries to offer good prices to her customers while still making a profit. A normal monthly income from her business is around 1000 Somoni. Mavdjigul has requested a loan of 3000 Somoni with the term of 6 months to increase her product inventory. By purchasing additional inventory, Mavdjigul will be better prepared to meet increased demand and earn a good income. We believe her perseverance and natural liveliness will help her continue to succeed in her trade and repay this loan on time.




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 its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets such 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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