Total loan: $2,500
Istaravshan, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Agriculture
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A loan helped Purchasing of necessary materials for making a borehole on his land.
Nazirdjon is 35; he lives with his wife and 3 children. For more than 18 years he has been involved in agricultural activities. He hires workers to work the land and finds help from his family with handling the money produced from the sales. Lately, Nazirdjon has expanded into raising livestock, which he also sells. He buys young cattle and cows, and when they are grown and heavy, he sells them. The only thing that Nazirdjon is suffering from now is the lack of water and that is the reason that he applied to IMON for purchasing necessary materials to make a borehole. This is the first time that Nazirdjon has requested a loan through IMON International; he has good references from his neighbors who consider him a responsible person. 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