A loan of $550 helped purchase new fabrics to increase the range of goods for resale.


Khosiyat's story

Khosiyat is a lovely 54 year old woman, who lives with her 3 children. She runs a small fabric selling business where she offers to the market, a variety types of fabrics for different tastes and ages. She is asking for this loan so that she can buy a larger quantity of goods. The extra capital will enable her to expand her merchandise and thereby improve her business and increase her profits. Her dreams are to have her own large store one day, but most importantly, enable her children to have a better future, one where they can continue to study at the university, become professionals, and lead healthy and comfortable lives. On behalf of Khosiyat and everyone here at IMON International, thank you for your support!


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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