A loan of $1,175 helped purchasing a cow for milk production.

Nurnisa's story

A. Nurnisa is 44 years old. She is a very active and passionate woman. She started her business in 1994 and since that time, she's become a well-experienced and skilled woman and many people of her village coming to ask her advice about keeping livestock. Her primary activity is selling milk and calves for meat production.

Nurnisa, together with her son who helps her with the business,find themselves more dedicated to selling milk, and Nurnisa would like to expand her activity in this field. For this purpose, she has applied for a loan of 5000 Somoni. She will use this loan to purchase a cow for milking. Let's help her reach her goals!

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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