Total loan: $1,175


Kumsangir, Khatlon, Tajikistan / Agriculture

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A loan helped To purchase mineral fertilizer, fuels and lubricants.

Saikhudja's story

D. Saikhudja is 49 years old. He is married and is the father of three children. He is a hard-working man who has fought to provide for his family and educate his children who today are working adults, thanks to his example. Saikhudja is an enterprising man who constantly tries to do things better and to improve day after day. He works hard in his fields where he spends as much time as possible providing the necessary care, fertilizing his land and spraying to prevent diseases that might affect his yields. Saikhudja needs tools and fertilizer to continue his difficult work, tending his crops so that they can be taken to the capital for sale. That's why he's applying for a loan of 5,000 Somoni. Let's be the ones who reach out our hands to help him. 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 B.C. 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.