A loan of $2,500 helped purchasing seed and mineral fertilizer.

Ozodjon's story

Ozodjon is 26 years old, married and has a little kid. He is a farmer and grows potatoes, carrots and wheat, something he has done for 6 years. This is the only thing he knows how to do and what he likes most. For Ozodjon, there is nothing better than being in touch with nature and watching the crops of his labor grow year after year.

In addition, Ozodjon raises cattle and his family helps him with his business. Now he wants to borrow money for purchasing seeds and fertilizer in order to grow grains. This is the first loan by Ozodjon from IMON International and Kiva and he promises that he will not let you down.

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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