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Saodat

Tajikistan
Pendjikent, Tajikistan / Animal Sales

A loan of $600 helped purchasing cattle.


Saodat's story

Since she was a small girl, Saodat has been entirely dedicated to her work. She buys and sells cattle. Until now this has been the most important source of income for her. Her work consists of raising beef cattle and, after fattening them, she sells at the best price and makes a profit. In the future, she wants to start another business. In the meantime she will continue dedicating herself to cattle-raising.

Right now she wishes to expand her business and purchase more cattle. This is the reason that Saodat has asked for a loan of $600.

By helping in this loan, you could become an important part in Saodat's family's life: she deeply appreciates the trust and support you are giving her.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is known for its rich history, which includes being a key post along the Silk Road and the site of 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 epic mountain passes, communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, and a civilization that dates back to the fourth 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. The civil war, which ignited soon after its independence from the U.S.S.R., further damaged the already weak economy. In addition, 93 percent of the country is mountainous and only 7 percent 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.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: April 7, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: April 7, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"