A loan of $2,500 helped to purchase seeds and fertilizer.


Juma's story

I. Juma is 31 years old. He is married and the father of four children. Juma is an optimistic, hardworking father. He works his land with love and dedication every day, so that it produces excellent vegetables. Juma has been in the agrobusiness for more than nine years. In fact, he draws strength and vitality to make his products the best in the city. His loving wife is also engaged in this business. Though growing vegetables is a very difficult and time consuming job, he hopes to gather a rich harvest. He is planning to fix the house and save enough money for the wellbeing of his family. For this purpose, he is requesting a loan of $2,500 USD. With the desire to realize his plan, Juma appeals to your generous hearts for a swift contribution.


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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