A loan of $825 helped purchasing of calves to expand the business.

Khairullo's story

Khairullo is 25 years old, and he lives with his wife and two children. He is a livestock breeder. He has been doing this for the past 6 years and considers it very profitable. Khairullo takes his livestock to the pastures every morning for their nourishment. Then, after caring for them for several months, he takes them to be sold. But this phase is complicated due to transportation issues. Because he does not own his own vehicle, he must work within the schedules and prices that are offered to him. He also sporadically ventures into agriculture, but he does not do this full-time because he believes that times have changed considerably and it is no longer a satisfactory occupation.

Khairullo’s two children are his reason for continuing his efforts as a livestock breeder and farmer. Currently he needs a loan of 3,500 somoni to expand his business. Your support can help improve the quality of life for Khairullo and his family and help their business grow and prosper.

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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