A loan of $1,200 helped increase the working capital to develop the business.

Rahima's story

Rahima D. is 43 years old. She is married and has three children. Her family lives in Kanibadam, Northern Tajikistan. Rahima sells clothes for children in the central city market. The location of her vending store is very favorable as it’s in a busy place. Rahima has been in this trade for many years. She has proven to be an honest and communicative businesswoman. Rahima is hoping to make a loan of $ 1200 USD to increase the variety of inventory in her store and keep her business running successfully. She promises to fulfill the loan term within 9 months. This purchase will enable her to increase her sales, to earn more, and to meet the education expenses of her children.

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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