A loan of $800 helped purchasing of foodstuffs for increasing the range of goods for sale.


Oblokul's story

H. Oblokul has always been a hard-working man who has made sure, from his young age, that his family never went without the daily bread. He is married and has four children. Oblokul has a grocery store where he sells different kinds of foodstuffs. With a starting capital of $500, and thanks to his perseverance and dedication, he began this enterprise 2 years ago. Today this business has become domestic and his children and wife are also engaged in the business. Today Oblokul needs to buy additional foodstuffs to increase his range of goods for sale. For this purpose he is requesting a loan of $800 for the term of 12 months. He is ready to work even harder, make sacrifices and push every once and awhile to achieve his goal and become a successful entrepreneur. We believe his perseverance and clear vision will become key success factors in his small business. 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 it’s 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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