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Partner Description:

IMON International (IMON) is a microfinance institution in Tajikistan that provides access to high quality financial products and services including business loans, agriculture loans, consumer loans and micro-leases. Aiming to alleviate poverty, the organization helps unbanked individuals establish businesses in different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture and service.

Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries in Central Asia, with about half of the population living on less than US$2 per day. The civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the Soviet Union, further damaged its 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. In fact, remittances account for 40% of Tajikistan’s GDP.

With 16 branches throughout Tajikistan, IMON has helped more than 50,000 people to date and has a portfolio of over $68 million. Approximately 38% of these clients are women and 60% live in rural areas. Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and traders in Tajikistan.

IMON International’s impact and partnerships:

According to the Association of Microfinance Organizations in Tajikistan, IMON’s portfolio accounts for 29% of all the microfinance clients in the country. Additionally, IMON has an active and successful track record of working with various international donors and investors including MercyCorpsIFCGIZEBRDADB and more. Recently, the organization has shifted from focusing exclusively on micro-lending to offering deposit services as well, promoting a saving culture in the country.

A female borrower that used a loan from IMON to sew traditional wedding dresses.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 24, 2007 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $13,495,125 $779,452,800
Amount of raised Inactive loans $675 $209,050
Number of raised Inactive loans 2 135
Amount of Paying Back Loans $1,392,050 $134,112,600
Number of Paying Back Loans 1,610 158,501
Amount of Ended Loans $12,102,400 $645,131,150
Number of Ended Loans 10,856 798,533
Delinquency Rate 1.56% 8.77%
Amount in Arrears $13,625 $7,822,920
Outstanding Portfolio $871,736 $89,189,348
Number of Loans Delinquent 63 30,236
Default Rate 0.11% 1.27%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $13,279 $8,169,313
Amount of Ended Loans $12,102,400 $645,131,150
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 14 21,941
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.62% 0.37%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $83,065 $2,861,801
Refund Rate 0.43% 0.66%
Amount of Refunded Loans $58,375 $5,134,575
Number of Refunded Loans 55 5,570

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 57.66% 74.54%
Average Loan Size $1,082 $413
Average Individual Loan Size $1,082 $648
Average Group Loan Size $3,000 $1,839
Average number of borrowers per group 2 7.9
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,700 $5,945
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 40.08% 6.95%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 11.06 days 6.73 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $97.81 $61.41
  Average Loan Term 13.54 months 10.91 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 7,370 382,151
  Journaling Rate 67.37% 40.76%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.06 0.06
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 1.46 1.45

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2013 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 30% PY 35.00% PY 29.09% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 3.1% 3.6% -1.41%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 113.20% 135.00% 19.31%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Jahongir Abdulloev
Said Isoev
Gulbahor Makhkamova
Umeda Normatova