A loan of $1,375 helped to purchase seed and mineral fertilizer.


Khusen's story

J. Khusen is 43 years old and lives with his wife and three children. For about sixteen years he has dedicated himself to farming wheat and vegetables. Khusen enjoys being a farmer and finds harvesting his crops especially gratifying. On the other hand, the most tedious parts of farming are the preparation of land for planting and protecting the crop from insects that spoil his harvest. Fortunately for Khusen, his products are in high demand in his area and fetch high prices at the market.

This is his 5th loan from IMON International. He will use the money to buy seeds and fertilizer for his fields. Khusen thanks all who support him.


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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