Total loan: $1,375


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Khujand, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Agriculture

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A loan helped To purchase young cattle.

Rustamjon's story

P. Rustamjon is dedicated to the production of dairy cattle. With a lot of effort and sacrifice, he carries out this work every day to improve the living conditions of his family, bring the daily bread to his table and save for the improvement of his dwelling. His house needs a lot of help because it is in a bad state which, little by little, he has come to improve. His family admires him since his multiple efforts have permitted him to bring food to his home and keep his three children in school. This gentleman faces a need to invest in his business through the purchase of cows. He hopes that IMON International, with the help of Kiva, will offer him this loan so he and his family can do well. More about Tajikistan and IMON International: Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its epic mountain passes and its rich history which includes its place as a key post along the Silk Road and events at the end of Alexander the Great's rule. It has produced famous 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 and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC. 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. A civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged an 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 productivity and the 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 viable business prospects. 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.