A loan of $2,275 helped to buy seeds, mineral fertilizer, fuels and lubricants.

Yokubjon's story

Yokubjon is 30 years old and lives with his wife and three children. From a young age, he demonstrated a talent for agriculture. Yokubjon has always tried to be very responsible and very content with his farm work. When he finishes caring for his crops, he goes to help his father because he wants to repay his father’s efforts. What his father likes best out of the whole agricultural process is the marketing because he always hopes to get a good price for his crops. But once he gets to the market, he becomes a little clumsy and sometimes loses track of the accounting. Yokubjon always tries to help him out with some pointers. Yokubjon is asking for a loan to purchase seeds, fertilizer, fuels and lubricants for his varied crops. The loan will greatly improve Yokubjon’s income and his family's living standards.

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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