100%

funded

Total loan: $1,200

Juraboy

Flag of Tajikistan
Istaravshan, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Agriculture

Juraboy's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!


A loan helped To purchase cattle.


Juraboy's story

S. Juraboy is 51 years old, married, and has six children. For more than 30 years, Juraboy has been raising calves and selling them at the market. This is the way he feeds his family. Since his business is doing well, he wishes to expand it. Thus, Juraboy has decided to ask for a loan of $1200 US to buy more calves. He hopes to increase his income and improve his family's living conditions with this loan. The purchase will enable Juraboy to increase his sales, earn more, and to meet the needs of his dear children, for whose sake he is working so hard.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International:
Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its epic mountain passes and its rich history which includes its place as a key post along the Silk Road and events at the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has produced famous thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets, such 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 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 the poorest of the former Soviet republics. A civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged an 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 productivity and the 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 viable business prospects. 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.