A loan of $1,400 helped purchasing cattle to expand the business.

Vali's story

K. Vali is a 49-year-old cattleman who is married with 4 children. Owing to his father, who was a farmer, Vali has been associated with this business since he was very young. He purchases cattle in the local market and then he breeds and sells them. The cattle are kept in the stable and it takes a lot of effort to care for them.

Every day, Vali gets up early in the morning in order to feed his animals. And all day, until late at night, he is busy looking after the cattle. Vali says that he works with only one aim in mind - to provide his children with a proper education. Now, Vali would like to expand his business. For this purpose, he has applied for 1400 USD and with your help he hopes to reach his aim. Be an important part of the growth of Vali’s business!

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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