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Total loan: $1,825
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Ribbim


A loan of $1,825 helped to purchase seeds and fertilizer.


Ribbim's story

Born in Istaravshan town in 1970, O. Ribbim now lives with his wife and their 4 children. They are also responsible for caring for his elderly parents. Ribbim is a farmer. Recognized by the people of the neighborhood as a serious man, Ribbim would like to expand his crop into a viable source of income. In order to do that, he needs a loan of 8000 Somoni to buy seeds and fertilizer to expand his crop. The income from the sale of this crop will then help him to cope with the needs of his large family and to educate all his children to a higher level of education. Ribbim is very grateful to everyone who is helping him to achieve his dreams with this loan. 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 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.

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: June 19, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: June 19, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: CSC MDO "IMON International"