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Norboy
R. Norboy has been in the farming business for eight years. It is through farming that he is able to provide for the needs of his family, including his wife and son and also his parents. Norboy would like to request a loan of 7,000 Somoni, which he can use to buy necessary farm inputs like seeds and fertilizers, since they are very expensive. He is very optimistic that this amount will improve his yield and he hopes to have a continuous partnership with the lenders. Norboy always makes sure that he respects the people around him since he believes that respect begets respect.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

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

  • $2,700
    Average annual income
  • 199
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    Tajikistan Loans Fundraising
  • $29,692,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.4
    Tajikistan Somoni (TJS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Norboy purchasing of seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 4, 2010
Listed
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 20, 2011