A loan of $3,000 helped purchasing seed, fertilizer, fuels and lubricants, cattle.

Umedjon's story

F. Umedjon is 33 years old, married, and has three children. All of his life he has devoted to agricultural work, and on market days he brings his products to the market. For Umedjon the harvest is what he enjoys the most and he devotes a lot of time to sorting wheat, onions, watermelon and rice.

Agriculture is full of satisfaction for him and his family, even more when they sell for a good price at the market. That is the motivation to continue planting. At the same time Umedjon raises cattle.

This is the 9th loan that Umedjon has with IMON International, making his payments on time. He is very grateful to those who support him, because they allow him to provide well-being to his family. With the money requested, Umedjon will buy seeds, fertilizer, fuels and lubricants, and also cattle.

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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