Total loan: $1,500


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Shahrituz, , Tajikistan / Agriculture

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Azamat's story

A. Azamat is dedicated to the production of onion, potato and carrot. With a lot of effort and sacrifice he carries out this work every day for the purpose of improving the conditions of his family, bringing the daily bread to his table and, at the same time, saving for the improvement of his dwelling, which needs a lot of help because it is in bad state which little by little he has come to improve. Azamat is married with 5 children. His family admires him for the fact that his multiple efforts have permitted him to bring food to his home and that in addition he has managed to keep his children in school. The need that this gentleman faces is that he needs to invest in his business through the purchase of seeds and fertilizer. By this Azamat hopes that Kiva will offer him the loan to do well along with his family. 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. 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