A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase calves to expand the business.

Shokir's story

T. Shokir, a 46-year-old married father of two, breeds calves and sells dairy products to the local people and dairy factories. The difficult circumstances and hardships in his life made him recognize the value of work from a very young age. For about six years he has been purchasing young cattle in the local market, fattening and then selling them. Raising livestock is the main income source in his family. Thus Shokir wakes up early every morning to feed his calves and cows with the goal of selling them at the best price in the local market when they have grown enough. Shokir`s main goal is to provide education for his children, and with this purpose in mind, he has applied for a loan in the amount of 5000 Somoni to buy calves in order to expand his business. Let's support this hard-working man and hold our hands out to help him.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes: its role as a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets including Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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. Even today, it is a complex mixture of the Islamic faith, Soviet culture, New West culture and Central Asian traditions.

However, 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, forcing 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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