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Total loan: $350
Isfara, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Agriculture
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A loan helped To buy seeds and fertilizer.
K. Abdurafi is 42-years old and lives with his wife (pictured here) who works with him on the family farm. They are raising three children. His goal is to improve his family's living conditions to provide a better life for everyone. Abdurafi has worked in agriculture for two years, and his main difficulty has been lack of financing, which limits him severely. His farm lacks fertilizer and other supplies, which leads to weak yields. With this loan, Abdurafi will buy seeds and fertilizer so that he can grow crops that will fetch a better price in the market. He and his family are very thankful 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 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. 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. Civil war, which ignited soon after 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