A loan of $1,500 helped to buy two heads of cattle and 165 units of pressed lucerne feed.

Zamirakhon's story

Zamirakhon is an honest and goal-oriented woman. She is married and the loving mother of six. Her husband is a migrant worker, and she herself raises farm animals. She is familiar with this line of work since her childhood this is what her father used to do. She learned this work early on and studied its various finer aspects. She decided to launch this business in order to support her family since she has large and there are not enough funds to provide for her six children. Zamirakhon would like to receive a loan of 1,500 USD to buy two heads of cattle and 165 units of pressed lucerne feed. She thanks everyone in advance for their support and charity.

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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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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