A loan of $800 helped to purchase fertilizer.

Zakhiriddin's story

Born in the town of Istaravshan in 1982, Zakhiriddin B. now lives with his wife and their three children. They are also responsible for the care of his elderly mother. Zakhiriddin is a farmer. Recognized by the people of the neighborhood as a serious man, Zakhiriddin would like to expand his crop into a viable source of income. In order to do that, he needs a loan of US $800 to buy fertilizer to expand his crop. The income from it will then help him to cope with the needs of his large family and educate all his children with higher education. Zakhiriddin is very grateful to everyone who is helping him to achieve his dreams with this loan.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and with it’s famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets 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, 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

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