A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase seed and mineral fertilizer.

Ahmatillo's story

U. Ahmatillo has a responsibility that makes him work hard for improvement. He is farmer. He grows wheat, onion, corn, pumpkins and other vegetables, work with which he is hopeful of making progress to provide what is necessary for his needy family. For that reason he wants to invest in his production, expand his crop fields and improve the quality of his products.

Ahmatillo knows that if he takes care of his land and works diligently, he will reap excellent products that will have a better reception in the marketplace. The loan request he is making is to purchase seed and fertilizer necessary for his land.

Please support this hardworking man so that his effort is worthwhile.

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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