Total loan: $3,000
Shahrituz, , Tajikistan / Agriculture
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A loan helped To purchase seeds and mineral fertilizer.
D. Hikmatullo lives in Shahrituz, Tajikistan where he was born in 1958. With God's help, he has become an excellent supplier of vegetables for his community. He is responsible for seven people (his wife and six children) and earns his family's living with his farming. Hikmatullo knows all the ins and outs of this business. He has 13 years of experience. His greatest triumph is his production of vegetables in the off-season. However, in order to accomplish this, he needs to purchase seeds and mineral fertilizer. For this reason, he is requesting a loan of $3,000 USD to be able to supply enough vegetables to meet the demand. This will allow him to better provide for his family. Let's help Hikmatullo as he works hard to improve the quality of life for 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