A loan of $700 helped to purchase seeds and mineral fertilizer for sowing potatoes and onions.

Akbarali's story

Akbarali is one of the most hardworking young men in the area where he lives, which differentiates him from other local residents and makes him stand out as a well-respected and very important member of his community. Farming requires a lot of effort which is why, from a young age, Akbarali has dedicated himself to this business and today is seeking a way to expand his efforts in order to support his family which consists of his wife and a little son.

Because his crop provides the main income for the family, Akbarali is seeking a loan of 3,000 Somoni to plow more farmland and purchase seeds and fertilizer. The loan will allow him to expand his farming business. Akbarali hopes the loan will increase his family's income. He hopes you will support him and thanks you for your generosity.

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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