A loan of $1,200 helped purchasing cattle in order to expand his business.

Nazirboy's story

Nazirboy is 39 years old and lives with his wife and their 3 children. He is a man who from an early age was characterized as a hard-worker who is very dedicated to his agricultural work, raising cattle. He saw this as an activity that would enable him to have additional income due to the high demand for these animals in the markets. The challenge is to improve the breed, but in order to do so he has to feed them properly.

Nazirboy has the best intentions for his children, and this allows him to continue improving as a father and farmer. This farmer yearns to expand his business so that he will be able to improve his family's standard of living. In order to do so he is asking for a loan that will allow him to buy animals of a better breed in order to improve the quality of his herd.

More about Tajikistan and IMON International

Tajikistan is perhaps best known for its rich history, which includes a key post along the Silk Road; the end of Alexander the Great's rule; and with its famous great thinkers, philosophers, scientists and poets as: Rudaki, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Firdousi, Omar Haiyam, Jomi, Mavlavi Rumi and many others. 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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