A loan of $1,300 helped to purchase cattle.

Alisher's story

R. Alisher is 33 years old. He is married with three children. He is a strong and brave man who finished secondary school but who, at not being able to continue with his education, dedicated himself to working. This is how, for five years now, his business has been the purchase and sale of livestock, which he offers at the Sunday market where he takes his animals. He has always liked the countryside, and being close to nature is very gratifying for him. The difficulty arises in transporting his livestock, but Alisher isn’t discouraged by this and works very hard to fulfill his dreams. He wants financial stability, so he can educate all his children. With this loan, Alisher hopes to acquire more heads of cattle to help generate additional income, as he would like to start another business, which he is still analyzing and deciding on.

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 fourth 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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