A loan of $800 helped purchasing cattle in order to expand the business.


Ibrogim's story

S. Ibrogim is a very courageous man that is characterized as someone who can manage tough jobs like raising cattle and agriculture. He's the father of four adult children and has the responsibility of supporting his family and providing them with everything that they need. In spite of his difficult economic situation and after much time, he has been able to get ahead in his business through the purchase of cattle to breed them on his property. His greatest goal nowadays is to improve his economic situation and provide a better way of life for his family. It's for this reason that Ibrogim comes to IMON International for loans for the purchase of animals so that he may breed them. 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. 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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