A loan of $2,200 helped to purchase young cows to raise and potatoes to store for later sale.

Vahobjon's story

O. Vahobjon is dedicated to the agriculture and livestock industries, which he serves at his home where he lives with his wife and a son.

Vahobjon’s strength in his work is raising livestock and selling potatoes. He has always been dedicated to providing technical assistance for his crops through fumigation and care in order to obtain a good harvest.

Now Vahobjon needs to acquire the economic resources to invest in his livestock business such as the purchase of cows to raise and to obtain milk for the family and for commercialization. Also, he wants to purchase potatoes to store for selling when the prices increase.

For this reason Vahobjon seeks support from IMON International to obtain a loan that will allow him to succeed in his 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 B.C. 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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