A loan of $975 helped increase the range of vegetables for sale.

Ahmatillo's story

Since his youth, P. Ahmatillo has been in touch with the countryside. His family dedicated themselves to cultivating fruits and vegetables and he imagined he’d be in the business of selling produce. Fortunately, he has realized this dream. At the age of 22, he began to sell fruit and vegetables in small markets. Little by little, he saved money so he could set up his own shop. Thanks to his efforts and the love he has for this business, Ahmatillo’s enterprise has been growing gradually. Nevertheless, Ahmatillo believes it is time to inject more capital into the business so that he can buy at the wholesale level and obtain better prices. As a result, he is applying for a loan of 3500 Somoni, which he will repay in 9 months. With your help, Ahmatillo will be able to move his business forward and offer his wife and two children a better future.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history. It was a key post along the Silk Road and is where the rule of Alexander the Great ended. It is famous for its 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 epic mountain passes, communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, 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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