A loan of $1,375 helped to purchase cattle to expand the business.

Ziyovaddin's story

B. Ziyovaddin is a loving and self-sacrificing father. Ever since he was very young Ziyovaddin has been around people raising animals. Thanks to this knowledge he dedicates himself to raising and selling cattle, work that he learned from his humble parents. He has been able to bring stability to his family with experience gained over time in the purchase and sale of cattle. The desire that Ziyovaddin harbors in his heart is to increase his capital in order to invest in acquiring more animals. He requests 6000 Somoni to buy more cattle as a way to expand his business. Let’s get together behind the request of this devoted father to help him continue to bring well being and security to the members of his family.

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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