Yulduzkhon is married with three children. She is a farmer from Tursunzade in Tajikistan. Growing up in this mostly agricultural region, she has learned many important things related to farming. She owns a greenhouse and grows different kinds of vegetables and has been in this business for 20 years. Yulduzkhon is seeking a loan of 5000 Somoni to purchase seeds and mineral fertilizer. She believes this loan will help her improve conditions in her greenhouses thus ensuring richer harvests and a higher income.
More about Tajikistan and IMON International
Tajikistan is known for its rich history, as a key post along the Silk Road and site of 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. 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 USSR, further damaged the already weak economy. In addition, 93 per cent of the country is mountainous and only seven per cent 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.
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
About IMON International
IMON International (IMON) is a micro-deposit organization in Tajikistan that provides entrepreneurs with access to high quality financial products and services, including business loans, agriculture loans, consumer loans and micro-leases. Aiming to alleviate poverty, the organization helps unbanked individuals establish businesses in different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture and service. Kiva lenders’ funds will help the organization to expand its outreach to even more entrepreneurs, farmers and traders in Tajikistan.