A loan helped to purchase construction supplies.

Kudrat's story

J. Kudrat is 51 years old. He is married with 4 children. For more than 9 years, Kudrat has been working at house-repair. Kudrat is an example of the type of person who cannot sit by and do nothing. He started his house repair business to provide for his family.

Firstly Kudrat started working as an apprentice. But gradually he has become an expert in this type of activity and now he has his own apprentices. Currently, he wishes to grow his business and improve his family's quality of life. Today Kudrat is requesting a loan of 800 USD, which he will use to purchase the necessary material for repairing houses in order to provide his high quality service and to be able to fulfill pending jobs and orders on time. He plans to repay the loan within 12 months. He and his family are very grateful 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 its 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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