A loan of $1,950 helped purchasing seeds and mineral fertilizer.


Abduhalim's story

M. Abduhalim is 31 years old, married and has three children. He is a farmer growing onions, corn, rice, and nuts--something he has done for 11 years. This is the only thing he knows how to do and what he likes most to do. For Abduhalim, there is nothing better than being in touch with nature and watching the crops he has planted grow year after year.

In addition, Abduhalim raises cattle and his family helps him with his business. Now he wants to borrow money to purchase seeds and fertilizer for his crops. This is the second loan of Abduhalim from IMON International and he promises to repay the loan without any violations as he did with his previous loan.


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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