A loan of $800 helped purchase goods to increase her selection of products.

Mastona's story

H. Mastona is 31 years old. She is married with three adorable children. Mastona sells perfumery and cosmetics in the store which she rents. She has been in this business for 2 years. Mastona is dreaming of expanding her business, opening her own store and establishing contacts with the constant suppliers of well-known producers. Mastona and her husband are working hard in order to have sufficient funds for educating their children so that they become highly-demanded experts in the future. Today, Mastona requests $ 800 US Dollars in order to purchase new perfumery and cosmetics such as hair color, nail varnish, lipstick and etc. with the purpose of increasing her selection of goods. She would like to thank everybody supporting her and promises to pay the loan in in a timely manner, in nine months.

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 its 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. Even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

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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