A loan of $825 helped to purchase fertilizer in order to improve production.


Tilov's story

Tilov is 37 years old and married with four children. Tilov is a farmer. He has been working in agriculture for four years. In that time, he has gained much experience and a love for the land. Tilov began cultivating his land through his own efforts and has gradually gotten ahead in life. He has been producing crops such as potatoes, onions, carrots and vegetables. Each year, he produces a yield sufficient for his family's consumption and for selling. At the same time, he runs a business of raising and selling cattle.

Today he is asking for a loan in the amount of 3,500 Somoni. Tilov would like to use this loan to buy supplies for the harvest and for improving production, and thus increase the quality of his yield along with his earnings at the time of sale. Tilov and his family are counting on your help. He thanks all who support him and promises to repay the loan in time.

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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