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Shermahmat
Shermahmat is married and the father of 4 children. He is a farmer. He and his wife grow tomatoes, cucumber and wheat. He is hopeful of making progress and to provide what is necessary for his family with this work. For that reason he wants to invest in his production, to expand his crop fields and to improve the quality of his products. Shermahmat knows that if he takes care of his land and works diligently he will reap excellent products that will have a better reception in the marketplace. The request Shermahmat makes is to purchase seeds, fertilizers, fuels and lubricants necessary for his land. Support this hardworking father so his effort is worthwhile.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road and the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has also produced great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, including Rudaki, Avicenna, Ferdowsi, Omar Khayyam, Jomi, and Rumi. 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

Additional Information

About IMON International

IMON International (IMON) is a micro-deposit organization in Tajikistan that provides entrepreneurs with 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. Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and traders in Tajikistan.

About Tajikistan

  • $1,388
    Average annual income
  • 187
    View loans »
    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,033,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.9
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,550 helped Shermahmat purchasing seed, fertilizer, fuels and lubricants for farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 21, 2009
Listed
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Feb 15, 2010