A loan of $1,500 helped to buy agriculture crops.


Azizbek's story

Azizbek was born on August 12th, 1975. His father has left their family early and he became on orphan. His mother was not able to provide them with all the necessary things and this is why he started to do business early. He was helping his relatives by selling merchandise and making money. Besides that he learned to grow agriculture crops and animal husbandry. At this time he buys and sells food products. To increase his working capital he has been taking out the loan for the third time. His previous loans gave a big effect as he has grown his business a lot and improved his living conditions. Azizbek wants to get a loan in the amount of $1,500USD to buy agriculture crops. 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 Elena Fedorchuk



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