A loan of $700 helped purchasing goods to increase her stock.

Mavluda's story

Mavluda F. is 48 years old. She is separated from her husband and has two children. She began her business to keep herself busy and active when she found herself sad and depressed due to her separation, as well as in order to have an independent income. That is why her business is the main source of income for her family.

Mavluda has been running her own small business for 15 years. She rents a store in the local market for selling candies and different kinds of sweets. She works from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Mavluda is very friendly and polite which allows her to have a larger clientele. Now she is requesting a loan in the amount of 2500 Somoni. She is planning to spend the loan in purchasing more goods to sell thus increasing the range of her goods so as to be able to provide for her children's needs and their school fees. Mavluda promises to repay her loan within 8 months and thanks everybody who decides to support her.

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 its 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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