A loan of $1,200 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Bokhdir's story

K. Bokhdir is a simple farmer with simple dreams – to uplift his family’s economic life and to be able to eventually send his dearest children to university. Farming has been his major source of income. Bokhdir produces wheat, potatoes and onions. He is requesting a loan of 1,200 USD to support his farming business and to avoid asking for credit from merchants charging higher rates of interest. He is grateful that he is able to borrow from lenders that offer low interest and help create better opportunities in people's lives, thereby helping his family to be free from poverty. Bokhdir said that through prayers and hard work, his dreams can be achieved someday. Providing his children with education is one of Bokhdir's important priorities.

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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