A loan of $600 helped purchasing foodstuffs to increase the range of goods.


Umriniso's story

Umriniso M. is 37 years old. She is married with 4 children. Umriniso sells foodstuffs and detergents. She rents a place for selling which is located in one of the local markets. Umriniso has been running her own small business together with her husband (pictured) for 4 years. The income she derives allows her to provide for family expenses. Umriniso works very hard to give her dearest children a good education and to make them happy. Thus, today she requests $ 600 USD. Umriniso thanks everyone for support and promises to pay the loan in time.


More about Tajikistan and IMON International:


Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road and the end of Alexander the Great's rule. Its history also includes 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 lives 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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