A loan of $3,000 helped purchasing seeds and fertilizer.


Bahodur's story

Since he was young, Bahodur has been known to work. His parents taught him how to get by as an agriculturist and he learned very well. Now that he is the father of 4 children, he still works as an agriculturalist. Thanks to his parents, Bahodur has the opportunity to move forward as a farmer. He hopes to increase his agricultural products so that he can provide his loved ones with a more promising life. Despite being a good agriculturalist and hard-worker, he needs help to move forward and improve his production. This is why he is asking for a loan to buy more of the seeds and fertilizers that he needs, which are very expensive. But without them, his production will not improve. You can help Bahodur keep moving forward with his development plans. 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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