A loan of $1,000 helped purchasing seeds and fertilizer.

Yusuf's story

J. Yusuf is a hardworking 46 year old man who has considerably improved his economic situation by growing potatoes and carrots. Yusuf grows native varieties and sells them at the market. He feels happy to have the privilege of being a father to four children. He is saving money in order to become a taxi driver in the future, should his efforts in the field no longer be fruitful. In order to have a successful harvest, Yusuf is asking for a loan of $1000 USD to buy sacks of seeds and organic fertilizer for his crop.

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, such as Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna),

Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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.

Tajikistan is 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.

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