A loan of $1,500 helped purchasing of cattle for milk to sell.

Matluba's story

Matluba is 35 years old and is the loving mother of three children. Since beginning her family, she has dedicated herself to raising livestock, work that she continues to this day with much love and patience. As a result of her self-sacrificing work and the care that Matluba brings to each one of her young cows, she has been able to increase the quantity of her calves. Now, she is able to give her children the opportunity to pursue university studies, which, apart from everything, fill her with pride and much satisfaction.

Her next desire is to move into the business of selling milk. This business would generate enough additional income to sustain her home and to enable her to pay the university costs of her children. In order to meet her goals, Matluba is relying on your generous heart and asks for a loan in order to buy more cattle and begin this new occupation without delay. Matluba awaits your response in order to finalize her plans and to make her dreams of seeing her children become professionals a reality.

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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