A loan of $3,000 helped to purchase seed, fertilizer, fuel and lubricants.


Nurmamat's story

N. Nurmamat, 46, is a farmer who lives in Shahristan, Tajikistan. He is very experienced in this business as he has been farming since 1988. He is married with four children. His elder son and wife help him with the business. Unfortunately, Nurmamat's farmland is infertile, so he is in need of a loan in the amount of $3,000 to purchase seed, fertilizer, fuel and lubricants to use on his potato crop. Nurmamat hopes the loan will allow him to increase his yield above and beyond what it was in previous years. As for his future plan, he wants all of his children to go to university and to get good jobs. Be an important part of the well-being of this humble family. 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 B.C. 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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