Total loan: $2,075


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Shahrituz, , Tajikistan / Agriculture

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A loan helped To buy seeds and mineral fertilizer for growing seasonal vegetables.

Panji's story

K. Panji is 46 years, married with 4 children. From an early age he dedicated himself to working the land, having inherited perseverance for this type of work from his parents. He plants different types of vegetables like: wheat, onion, watermelon, etc. Panji has regular clients to his crops, which means his crops have an assured sale. The funds he requests are for the purchase of seeds and fertilizer. Panji is a hard worker and he believes in the importance of working really hard on his land in order to enable him to get the best results so that he can improve his family's living, put away savings and repay his loan on time. 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