A loan of $2,800 helped to purchase seeds, mineral fertilizer, fuels and lubricants.

Abdullo's story

A. Abdullo is a 42-year-old working man used to working the harvest from sunup to sundown. He lives in Kumsangir, Tajikistan with his wife. She is very hard-working, characteristic of the women there, and they have five children. They grow corn and onions in their field. Their work supports the family. Now they need a loan of $2800 USD because it is a crucial time for their crops. They need to be maintained so that they are high quality at harvest time. With this loan, Abdullo will be able to purchase more seeds, mineral fertilizer, fuels and lubricants in order to grow more vegetables. With your help, this will be possible.

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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