A loan of $1,025 helped purchasing fuel and lubricants, seeds and mineral fertilizer.

Gulmurod's story

B. Gulmurod is 41 years old, has a secondary school education, is married, and has 4 children. Gulmurod has been farming for 6 years. He learned this occupation from his father. He has land where he plants wheat, onions, and potatoes. Gulmurod will use his loan to fertilize his land and to purchase seeds for planting. After harvest, local residents will be able to purchase wheat, onions, and potatoes at a lower price than they would pay at the market. At the day of our visit Gulmurod was gone to the market and instead his wife and daughter were pictured. Gulmurod will pay back the loan on time and he thanks everyone supporting him. The well-being of this family is in your hands.

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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