A loan of $1,275 helped to purchase seeds, mineral fertilizer, fuels, and lubricants.


Davlyatbek's story

R. Davlyatbek is 58 years old and lives with his wife and two children. He has dedicated himself to farming grain, carrots, and other vegetables for more than 5 years. He enjoys being a farmer and finds harvesting his crops especially gratifying. On the other hand, the most tedious part of farming is preparing the land for planting and protecting the crops from insects that spoil his harvest. Fortunately for Davlyatbek, the products that he cultivates are in high demand in his area and fetch high prices at the market. This is his first loan from IMON International. He will use the money to buy seeds, mineral fertilizer, fuels, and lubricants. Davlyatbek thanks all who are supporting him.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history and diverse culture, which is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet influence, New West culture, and Central Asian traditions. It served as a key post along the Silk Road and marked the end of Alexander the Great's extensive rule. It was the birthplace of the great Persian poet Rudaki and famous Islamic philosopher Ibn Sina. And it is home to epic mountain passes, communities that still speak the ancient Sogdian language, and a civilization that dates back to the 4th millennium BC.

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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