A loan of $800 helped purchase additional cattle.

Rustam's story

K. Rustam is a very active 44-year-old man. He's married and has one child. Seventeen years ago, he started a business raising cattle, which he usually sells to local restaurants. This is his primary and stable business. During harvest season, Rustam also earns additional income as a farmer. Because both of his businesses are still quite small, they don't generate enough income for the whole family.

Rustam would like to request a loan to expand his businesses and increase his family income. He will use the profit generated by the businesses to repay the loan on time. With this purpose in mind, he is asking for a loan of $800 USD in order to buy and raise more cattle to sell. The well-being of his family and his businesses are in your hands. Rustam is sincerely grateful for your support.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road at 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. 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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